Out on the doorstep in Lewisham East

It’s been a busy weekend of campaigning in Lewisham East, with teams out across the constituency on both Saturday and Sunday – we’ve spoken to hundreds of local residents and delivered thousands of copies of our most recent newsletter.

We were out in Blackheath and Catford on Saturday and Rushey Green, Lee Green and Grove Park on Sunday. I also dropped into the Rushey Green Local Assembly meeting on Saturday afternoon and I was pleased to be able to provide an update on the council’s regeneration plans for the Catford centre - see my December post for more information.

It’s been a good weekend to be out on the doorstep – people are really interested in talking to us and given the renewed media interest in the issue of MPs’ expenses, I think it’s more important than ever for voters to meet the people who are putting themselves up for election.

Personally, I was horrified by some of things that came out of the woodwork last summer. Whilst I think the system needs to change, there were also some dreadful judgements made by certain individuals.

It’s right that the public should expect more of their elected representatives and as someone who is a new parliamentary candidate, I certainly think it is time for a fresh approach to these sorts of issues.



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