On 20th July, I proposed a motion to Lewisham Full Council demanding that Southern has its franchise removed for repeated and sustained failure. With support from Cllr Liam Curran and all other councillors, the motion was passed. As a result the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, wrote to Govia and also to the Secretary of State for Transport demanding that urgent action is taken. Click HERE for the letters sent to Govia and Chris Grayling MP. See below for my speech introducing the motion. ONE Privatisation has failed - as it always fails. TWO Southern has failed repeatedly. Despite making millions of pounds for French state railways - GOVIA, the parent company is 35% owned by the French
Below is my statement on hate crimes and racism following the EU referendum: I will not accept any form of racism or hate crime. Lewisham Council will be putting a motion to full council in July to condemn, in the strongest terms, any attack based on hate or racism. This country has a good record of integrating countless people from different cultures to live peacefully and as equal citizens. My own husband came from Hong Kong to live in England. I am proud of my country. I am proud of tolerance. I am proud of diversity.
I have fought racism all my adult life. I will always do so. If anyone experiences racial abuse, then report it to the police and then to your local councillor.
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HERE is the letter I've received in response to my letter asking the rail minster Claire Perry MP to act - pathetic rubbish. Also HERE is the government response to e-Petition demanding Southern go. #Govia #goviamustgo
There is going to be one final attempt at keeping the Honor Oak Tenants & Residents Association (HOTRA) going on Monday 25 July 2016, 7pm at the Honor Oak Community Centre. The Director of Housing for Lewisham Homes will be there and someone from Lewisham Homes will run a benefit advice surgery prior to the meeting. Please make every effort to attend if you are a resident of the Honor Oak Estate. #HOTRA #TRA
The trade union, UNISON, has commissioned NatCen Social Research to investigate the implications of public spending cuts for LGBT people and services. It’s for UNISON members and non-members, LGBT people and anyone who provide services to LGBT people. The findings will update similar research NatCen carried out for us in 2013. NatCen need to speak to LGBT people who have used or are using any type of public service, and anyone that delivers public services to LGBT people in the last three years. To take the survey, please click the link below: https://survey.natcen.ac.uk/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll?I.Project=SPENDLGBT&_ga=1.134354738.2115825212.1467624080 #LGBT