A strong panel of potential Labour candidates across the Lewisham borough was available to Crofton Park Branch this time around. The Party expects to gain several seats throughout Lewisham – and London as a whole – next year. The elections will probably take place on 22 May 2014, to coincide with elections for the European Parliament.
The selected candidates will make a strong team for Crofton Park, as they have complementary skills and experiences.
Pauline Morrison has been a highly effective councillor in Crofton Park since 2010, having won this seat despite a strong swing to the Liberal Democrats. She has a long history of working in both Lewisham Council and Lewisham Labour, with strong inter-faith community connections. Pauline will be most known locally for her innovative steps which saved Crofton Park Library from closure. As Chair of the Crofton Park Ward Assembly, Pauline has taken a lead role in setting up the new Neighbourhood Forum. Pauline is also the Women’s Officer for the Lewisham Deptford Constituency Labour Party.
• Pauline tweets @PaulineMorrison
Roy Kennedy’s political experience is immense and demonstrates his strong commitment to local government. In his 34 years as a Party member, his roles have included: volunteer agent, staff member and local councillor – during eight years of service for Southwark Council he held the positions of Chief Whip, Chair of the Public Services Committee and Deputy Leader. The former Director of Finance and Compliance of the Labour Party, Roy was made a life peer in Gordon Brown’s 2010 dissolution honours list.
• Roy tweets @LordRoyKennedy