South London Press guide to your constituency – Lewisham East

By Marianne Gros

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, Green Party 
Rosamund Adoo-kissi-Debrah is a secondary school teacher and co-founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation, which she set up after the death of the daughter Ella from asthma in 2013.
The aim of the foundation is to improve the lives of children affected by asthma in South East London.
Rosamund is outspoken on the issue of air pollution in the city and respecting EU legal limits.
She wants people to have their say in the Brexit deal, and wants to protect Lewisham’s schools
She said: « “I am standing in the Lewisham East by-election for the Green Party because I know Lewisham residents now want to see real change, and a stronger, healthier Lewisham ».
Mark Barber, Independent 
Mark Barber is an independent candidate who wants to remain in the EU, address climate change and the needs of the growing population and supports the Bakerloo line extension plan for Lewisham.
Mark wants to increase the corporation tax and the higher rate of tax back up to 50 per cent.
He is an advocate of a proportional representation and wants to move away from the current First Past The Post electoral system.
Janet Daby, Labour Party
Janet Daby is the Labour Party candidate and current MP for the constituency of Lewisham East since 2018.
She has lived in Lewisham East for 22 years with her family, and has worked to improve local bus services, and to keep the Lewisham A&E open.
She is the Founding Director of The Whitefoot and Downham Community Food Plus Project, an organisation which combats food poverty and isolation.
Janet has worked with Community Safety Partners to prevent and reduce crime, is outspoken on reducing violence against women and girls, and she is against Brexit.
Ade Fatukasi, Liberal Democrats 
Ade Fatukasi was born in Lewisham, works in management consulting and specializes in technology projects.
Ade’s policy priorities include technology, climate change, housing, BAME rights and supporting local business.
He has worked as a mentor for young people form deprived backgrounds, is passionate about sport and wants to promote social inclusion in the borough.
Richard Galloway, Young People’s Party
Richard Galloway is standing as the Young People’s Party candidate for Lewisham East.
He has lived in Lewisham for 36 years, and has worked as a camera salesman, a civil servant, and bus driver and controller.
He is a strong advocate of the Land Value Tax as a way to reduce income inequality.
He said: “The Land Value Tax is not a ‘left wing’ or ‘right wing’ policy; it is truly ‘radical centrist’, and we believe it would make the UK both more wealthy and more equal »
Maureen Martin, Christian Peoples Alliance 
Maureen Martin is the Christian Peoples Alliance candidate for Lewisham East.
She is outspoken about protecting disability benefits, is critical of the Government’s spending on Trident and is an advocate of the right to life, anti-abortion campaign.
Maureen wants to reduce crime rates in Lewisham.
Elder Roger N M Mighton, Independent
Elder Roger N M Mighton is an independent candidate in the constituency of Lewisham East.
Wesley Dereck Bruce Pollard, The Brexit Party 
Wesley Derek Bruce Pollard is standing as Brexit Party candidate for the Parliamentary elections in Lewisham East.
Sam Thurgood, Conservative and Unionist Party
Sam Thurgood is the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate. He stood in the Lewisham local elections for the Lee Green in 2018
Sam is a former Association Chairman, works with the NHS and has lived in Lewisham with his family since 2012
He wants to work with Government to bring the Bakerloo line to Lewisham, supports the Brexit deal ad reduce taxes.

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