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Autumn Budget Brief

Yesterday, Chancellor Phillip Hammond made his annual budget statement. 

 

Below are key points announced yesterday that will have an impact on London and Londoners.

 

Regional statistics in London:

 

Lewisham Conservatives Welcomes Winter Social Care Funding

Today, the government has announced how much additional funding local authorities in England will receive to ease pressures over winter thanks to our balanced approach to the economy, including £1,367,882 for Lewisham.

 

Birthday Celebration

With the recent birthday of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, West Lewisham and Penge Conservative Association held an event in celebration that was attended by Gareth Johnson MP.

 

Lewisham Council Decide No Affordable Housing is Required

Lewisham Labour pledged to target 50% affordable housing over the next four years in new build properties throughout Lewisham. They have started by deciding that none are needed in the New Cross or Bell Green flats being built, even though it was a major pledge in their local manifesto.

Nan's Bar? More Nan's State

‘Lewisham Council have not offered another place to us. They have sent us an eviction notice, with no reason why?’ reads a tweet by Little Nan’s Bar in the Catford Broadway theatre.

Brexit Brings Lewisham Conservatives Together

On the 1st August we had a debate in our offices at 77 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill regarding the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

LEWISHAM LABOUR ARE WASTING OUR MONEY 

Labour are wasting our money on projects like trying to sell off land around Millwall F.C. Which the Chairman of Millwall says will push the club out of Lewisham. 

I work for an anti-fraud charity. I know that money needs to be spent carefully – not wasted on projects like this. 

LEWISHAM LABOUR AREN’T BUILDING THE HOUSES WE NEED 

It’s the same with our housing needs – which Labour are ignoring. Between 2006 and 2016, they only built SIX council homes. 

And they missed out on £42 million of funding for new homes – because they missed the deadline to apply. 

LEWISHAM’S SCHOOLS ARE FAILING 

Ofsted rated Lewisham the worst borough in inner London for education. Having been to school in Lewisham, I’m passionate about making our schools better for the next generation.