Lambeth now only have two Labour MPs following the decision by Streatham MP Chuka Umunna to join the newly-formed Independent group of MPs. His resignation follows a recent Streatham constituency Labour party meeting which voted to switch from a general committee (GC) delegate structure to holding all-member meetings (AMMs). A (very politely phrased) joint statement … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: CHUKA CHUCKS LABOUR – REACTION
WHY LAMBETH'S GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER GOT A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM JEREMY CORBYN ("If any Cabinet members want to see what a card from Jeremy looks like, come and see me afterwards") - AND DID LIB PECK SNUB MP KATE HOEY? Lambeth council's Green party opposition leader revealed at the council's latest meeting that among … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY: WHY LAMBETH’S GREEN PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER GOT A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM JEREMY CORBYN (“If any Cabinet members want to see what a card from Jeremy looks like, come and see me afterwards”)
The letter from SOSA to cabinet members and raised by Michael Mansfield yesterday afternoon - slightly redacted by News From Crystal Palace - reads as follows: Dear Council member, Re: Lambeth Council’s Historic Child Abuse Redress Scheme We are in receipt of the latest draft of the scheme and note that independent decision-making throughout the … Continue reading SURVIVORS LETTER TO CABINET MEMBERS: “ONLY REASON THE COUNCIL WILL NOT HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE ITS COVER-UP”
MP Helen Hayes has defended King's College hospital in Dulwich in a funding row during question time in the House of Commons. She told MPs: "King’s College hospital is in my constituency, and I can tell the minister that the roots of this current financial crisis go back to 2013, with the collapse of the … Continue reading HELEN HAYES STANDS UP FOR KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN FUNDING ROW – “Stop scapegoating well-respected public servant” she tells Commons
The following comments have all been made in major debates in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall involving the area's three MPs - and MPs in neighbouring constituencies over the past week. KNIFE CRIME: "I heard stories which broke my heart, including about policemen battling to save a life by putting their fingers in … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP
"BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" - MP No firm involved in historical blacklisting should be given public contracts until they "demonstrate regret for their actions" by supporting a public inquiry into what went on, says MP Ellie Reeves. They should also offer retraining to victims and demonstrating that its … Continue reading "BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" – MP
"TENS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS" TO BE PAID OUT BY LAMBETH OVER CHILD ABUSE - "It is now clear that all Shirley Oaks residents were put in harms way" says council leader. Tens of millions of pounds are to be paid out by Lambeth council to children abused in its care. A shocking report issued … Continue reading "TENS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS" TO BE PAID OUT BY LAMBETH OVER CHILD ABUSE – "It is now clear that all Shirley Oaks residents were put in harms way" says council leader.
LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: "600 SURVIVORS OF ABUSE" MP TELLS COMMONS "There seems to be an attempt to dismiss the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association as just one group of survivors" Helen Hayes MP has told the House of Commons. She was speaking during Commons questions after Lisa Nandy (Lab. Wigan) asked the Home Secretary … Continue reading LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY: “600 SURVIVORS OF ABUSE” MP TELLS COMMONS