Damien Egan gets off to a bad start as Lewisham’s mayor

When standing for election Damien Egan promised:

A few months later he has gone back on that promise and is selling (cheaply) the land at the old Tidemill School and Wildlife Garden to Peabody, who want to demolish everything, including Reginald House, home to 16 families, and build a mix of private housing, shared ownership, “affordable” housing and 13 homes at council rents for the families being moved out of Reginald House.

He has also sacked Ian Thomas, the newly appointed Chief Executive of Lewisham Council, who, it is claimed, was investigating corruption at the council. Sign the petition here. Petition

Time to push Damien out without waiting for his term to expire!

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The News Shopper writes

Two of Lewisham’s mayoral candidates are calling for an end to the mayoral system in the borough.

Chris Maines, mayoral candidate for the Liberal Democrats, and John Hamilton, mayoral candidate for People Before Profit, are both part of the Bring Back Democracy campaign which Mr Hamilton set up in 2006 to scrap the mayoral system.

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