Our vision for Lambeth
Lambeth is an amazing place. We are an open, tolerant and diverse borough with a rich history and an exciting future.
In 2014 you elected Lambeth Labour on a pledge to be fair to everyone and ambitious for all. By listening and using your money wisely we’ve kept our promises to you.
Our Labour values drive our vision for the borough. We have built the first new council homes in a generation, made a record investment in our roads and clamped down on crime & anti-social behaviour.
We’ve been ambitious for Lambeth by attracting new investment into the borough, creating thousands of jobs for local people (with the highest employment rate in London), more affordable housing, new schools and kept our award-winning parks as great places for our residents to enjoy.
We’ve achieved this despite a Conservative government in Westminster that has made huge cuts to public services and has cut Lambeth’s budget by 56%, one of the highest cuts to local councils in the country.
We said back in 2010 that we couldn’t confront austerity on our own. We pioneered a co-operative approach to saving public services, we’ve worked in partnership with local community groups and partners to find ways to prevent services from closing completely. We’ve made sure services our most vulnerable residents rely on, such as children’s centres, mental health services and housing advice support, have been protected.
We’ve also been proud to work with the Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who was elected on a platform to deliver on the issues that matter to Lambeth residents -- tackling youth crime, delivering affordable housing, investing in better transport, improving cycling and clean air, and fighting against the Conservative’s hard Brexit. We’re working with the Mayor to get the best deal for our borough.
We’ve listened to thousands of residents and hundreds of Labour Party members to create a manifesto that builds on our track record of standing up for Lambeth.
On 3rd May, I hope that you will put your trust in Labour to deliver a better, fairer Lambeth.
Councillor Lib Peck
Labour Leader of Lambeth Council