Alan Hall for Mayor of Lewisham #HallTogetherNow

by Alan Hall in London, Greater London, England

Alan Hall for Mayor of Lewisham #HallTogetherNow
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Alan Hall is running to change Lewisham for the better as Labour candidate for Mayor next year. Please support his campaign #HallTogetherNow

by Alan Hall in London, Greater London, England

#HallTogetherNow for a more ambitious Lewisham!

 

Who I am.

My name is Alan Hall, a Lewisham Labour Councillor for Bellingham. I was born in Lewisham and liked it so much I decided to stay for the next 50 years! I’ve always believed Lewisham can do so much better and that is why I am running to become Labour’s candidate for Mayor.

What I stand for.

I want to lead a Labour Council that works with residents, businesses, co-ops and trades unions to make far-reaching changes for a more co-operative, cohesive and ambitious community. A community where genuinely affordable housing and good education means that every single person has a better chance of building a good life for themselves and their family…

Irrespective of background…

Irrespective of class or race…

#HallTogetherNow #ChangeLewisham

My credentials.

My fellow Labour councillors have placed their trust in me every year over the past decade by voting for me as Lewisham Council’s Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee – the strategic part of the Council that challenges and scrutinises each of the significant decisions the Mayor, Cabinet and Council takes. 

This vote of confidence has enabled me to play a key role in the campaigns to Save Lewisham Hospital, to Keep Millwall Football Club in Lewisham and to expose the lack of vital affordable and social housing in major developments in the borough such as New Bermondsey/Surrey Canal and Convoy’s Wharf.

As a board member of the Phoenix Community Housing Co-op, I was active in securing major community schemes including the restoration of the £4m lottery-funded Fellowship Inn project. I helped to save this historic building which was set to be sold off for flats. Next year it will re-open to serve its original purpose, when built in the 1920s, as a pub, theatre, cinema and community centre.

Phoenix is also currently building a 60-apartment ‘extra care’ complex to help older people stay in their local area. This also frees up much needed social housing. Phoenix was recently named London’s Best Landlord for Tenant Involvement in the Housing 24 Annual Awards (2017).

As the Executive Chair of Lewisham Labour Group, I forced the London Living Wage onto the Mayor and Cabinet’s agenda back in 2008 and, as a result, Lewisham became the first London Living Wage accredited council alongside Islington.

But, we cannot stop there. The campaign for a better Lewisham continues and as Mayor I will work with all businesses to ensure they pay staff the London Living Wage.

In my role as Chair of Scrutiny I persuaded my colleagues to change the Council’s constitution and make the Public Transport Liaison Committee a proper body of the council with all the relevant benefits and powers. As a result there has already been greater scrutiny and pressure on bus and train operators to address key issues such as poor services, working conditions and lack of investment.

Lewisham needs real change.

I am very proud of some of the things that we have achieved as a Labour borough which I have campaigned for shoulder-to-shoulder with my colleagues on the Council.

However, by the next election Lewisham will have had the same Mayor for 16 years and our citizens need and want fresh thinking. As Steve Bullock himself said when announcing that he was standing down: “After 16 years leading an organisation, it becomes hard to be the agent of change. Lewisham needs someone with a fresh approach, fresh ideas.”

For the past 10 years, the New Bermondsey/Surrey Canal Triangle site has been awaiting redevelopment but so far nothing has been built whilst the old Ladywell Swimming Baths is a huge site with the potential for many new homes, new shops and/or a new school. In July I successfully moved a motion, backed by my colleagues, to reject a tower block planning application in Lewisham that had no social housing whatsoever. Requirements for social and affordable housing are being reduced and lost and must be restored.

Together, let’s get things changed. #HallTogetherNow

Councillor Alan Hall

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will receive a thank you email from Cllr Alan Hall

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your name will be listed on Alan's website as a donor!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You will be named in a shout -out on Facebook!

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£35 Reward

You will receive an 'Alan Hall for Mayor of Lewisham' poster.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name will be listed on Alan's website as a Special Donor

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Cllr Alan Hall will send you a personal letter of thanks!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

You are invited to an end of campaign social!


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