LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE AT THE ELECTION COUNT

Lambeth council was on the point of going ENTIRELY Labour during one very dark moment at Friday's election count at Kennington Oval cricket ground. Eventually - after recounts - Green party's Pete Elliott (pictured above) was elected in Gipsy Hill (but you've still got Matthew Bennett); Green party candidate Becca Thackray was elected in Herne … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE AT THE ELECTION COUNT

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INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN WAS MISGUIDED SAY HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

Herne Hill Green party have sent the following email today (Tuesday) in the wake of last Thursday's elections: Dear Carnegie Library supporter, A lot of things have been said publicly and privately since last Friday about the election result in Herne Hill. We thought we would share our views with you in the most direct … Continue reading INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN WAS MISGUIDED SAY HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

STORM OVER FAKE ELECTION LETTER – Writer who says she is “disappointed” former Green party supporter isn’t – she’s a Labour activist!

The author of a letter supposedly written by a "former Green party supporter" criticising  Lambeth Cllr Scott Ainslie and hand delivered to homes in Streatham yesterday (Sunday) has been exposed as a Labour activist. Copies of the the letter were delivered in St Leonard's ward where Cllr Ainslie, the only Green on Lambeth council, is … Continue reading STORM OVER FAKE ELECTION LETTER – Writer who says she is “disappointed” former Green party supporter isn’t – she’s a Labour activist!

LAMBETHWATCH: TELL ME LIES……

Andy Plant, Cressingham Gardens estate campaigner and Green party candidate for Tulse Hill Tweeted: Just saw a copy of "Herne Hill Today", a Labour "news"paper. P3 is especially interesting, as it contains a set of smears that anyone who investigates the author's "facts" might find informative. (Editor's note:  The false allegation that Cllr Scott Ainslie … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: TELL ME LIES……

PLANET LAMBETH

If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH

LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

Levels of democracy in Lambeth council have declined "quite significantly" over the last four to six years, Cllr Rachel Heywood told the election hustings meeting at Vauxhall. "Decision making and alleged consultation have become tighter and tighter as the council have moved to a much more commercial control model - and excluded members of the … Continue reading LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY IN LAMBETH HAVE DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY SAYS COUNCILLOR “People pushed away again and again – libraries users completely ignored”

OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

PRIVATE EYE MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Highlighting the Private Eye magazine article which revealed some people on the Lambeth council payroll were being paid through their own 'management companies' 'consultancies' or as 'suppliers'  Cllr Scott Ainslie said that since April 2017 Lambeth council were responsible for their National Insurance and tax contributions. "They have not done so … Continue reading OTHER POINTS FROM THE HUSTINGS MEETING:

HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

The election hustings organised by People's Audit Lambeth were held in the Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre (VGCC) Glasshouse Walk near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and ably chaired by the  Rev Steve Coulson, the vicar of St. Mark's Kennington. Cllr Scott Ainslie, the only Green on Lambeth council, fired the opening shots at Thursday night's election … Continue reading HUSTINGS: FROM THE GALLERY

PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

News From Crystal Palace asked for and have been sent the following response by People's Audit Lambeth's Simon Morrow to Cllr Peck's comments about them made at last Thursday's election hustings: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace - Ed.) Of course if something is wrong we would correct it. The problem is that rather than … Continue reading PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH’S RESPONSE TO COUNCIL LEADER LIB PECK

OSCAR WINNER BACKS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES IN HERNE HILL…

Lambeth Green Party Retweeted Jonathan Bartley‏ @jon_bartley (Green party candidate - St Leonard's ward Lambeth - Ed.): Great to have local #HerneHill resident (and Oscar winner) Mark Rylance supporting our council candidates! Pictured (from left) are the three Green party candidates for Herne Hill: Nick Christian, , Becca Thackray and Matt Reynolds.