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Wednesday 10 February 2016, 7pm - Troia Restaurant, 3f Belvedere Road, London SE1 7GQ.

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The elections for Mayor of London and the London Assembly in May are absolutely crucial to fighting the housing crisis in Lambeth and Southwark. The Government’s Housing and Planning Bill represents a huge threat to affordable housing in London.

To fund the introduction of the Right to Buy for council tenants the government will force councils in London to sell council homes to the highest bidder, rather than offer them to a local family in housing need. Working council tenants face a new tax of as much as £26,000 to stay in a modest two-bed flat in SE1 or £14,500 in Brixton; lifetime council tenancies will become a thing of the past as the government will limit tenancies to a maximum of five years. And affordable housing will be replaced with ‘starter homes’ which only people earning over £77,000 will be able to afford as they’ll cost up to £450,000.

For the last eight years Boris Johnson has failed to stand up for London and to build the affordable homes that we need in this city and Zac Goldsmith will be no better. We need Sadiq Khan as a Labour Mayor and we need Florence Eshalomi  as our Assembly Member to stand up for Lambeth and Southwark.

 Both Lambeth and Southwark have Labour councils who are campaigning against the Housing and Planning Bill and leading London in building more affordable and more social housing. Lambeth council is committed to building 1000 extra homes for council rent in the next few years. Florence has been the neighbourhood lead for Brixton, where Lambeth is building 300 new homes on Somerleyton road as part of our 1000 homes pledge. She’s also been a leader on housing as deputy cabinet member for housing, where she worked on Lambeth’s £490m investment programme in council housing.

Flo’s fundraiser next week offers the opportunity to hear from Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, John Healey MP about Labour’s housing policy, and from Tom Copley AM, who leads for Labour on the London Assembly on housing matters. Getting housing right is a crucial debate for our party, our borough and our city and this event offers the opportunity to get involved in the campaign for more and better homes for Lambeth and Southwark.

Councillor Matthew Bennett

Lambeth Labour's Cabinet Member for Housing 

A Labour alternative to the Tory Housing Crisis - Special Q&A with Rt Hon John Healey MP

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6.30pm, Thursday 21 January 2015, Ev Restaurant, 97-99 Isabella Street, London SE1 8DD

Guest Speaker, Chuka Umunna MP, Labour MP for Streatham

The upcoming London Mayoral and London Assembly election in May 2016 is fast approaching.  Labour Party Members, Councillors and supporters across Lambeth and Southwark and beyond are key to helping us secure a Labour victory in May, so come along to help us raise vital funds to help support the campaign.The event will cost £40 per person, which will include a set 3-course menu and a glass of wine.

There will be speeches, a raffle and an auction so please do join us in supporting the event.

Please purchase your ticket using this link

We look forward to seeing you on 21 January! 

P.S. There will be a special Faraday GOTV session from 4pm – 6pm to support our fantastic candidate Samantha Jury-Dada.

Lambeth & Southwark New Year Fundraiser Dinner

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Florence Eshalomi for Lambeth & Southwark

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