Charlie Davis

London Assembly Candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham

Local resident Charlie Davis has been selected as the Conservative Candidate in Greenwich and Lewisham ahead of the London Assembly elections in May 2020.

Charlie has lived in the area all his life, living in Eltham and attending secondary school in Lee.

Charlie has represented the area he grew up in, Eltham North, on Greenwich Council since November 2016, when he gained the seat from Labour in a by-election. He is Deputy Leader of the Conservatives on the Council and the Opposition Spokesman for Regeneration & Community Safety. Charlie was previously the Opposition Spokesman for Sport, where he passionately campaigning for better sports facilities to increase grassroots participation and access to sport.

As a ward councillor, Charlie has campaigned to prevent the closure of Eltham Police Station by the Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan. In his role as Assembly candidate, Charlie plans to expand his campaign to continue the work of Lewisham Conservatives' in opposing the closure of Catford and New Cross Police Stations.

As a local commuter, and committee member of the Lewisham and Bexleyheath Line Community Rail Partnership, Charlie knows all too well the frustration suffered by residents at the hands of Southeastern. He has campaigned against the franchise as both a Councillor and commuter, and believes all alternative options must be explored when the franchise is awarded. 

Charlie said "It is an enormous honour to have been selected as the Conservative candidate in the area I've lived all my life for next year's London elections. As a councillor I've shown I'll be a strong, independent voice for our communities, from campaigning against the closure of our local police station to fighting for a better deal for commuters. Now I want to be the fresh, strong voice we deserve in City Hall". 

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Conservative London Assembly candidate for Greenwich & Lewisham, Charlie Davis, has signed a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to raise the future of the Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham. Charlie signed the letter alongside Hannah Ginnett, the London Assembly candidate for Lambeth & Southwark, and Councillor Matt Clare, the Opposition spokesman for Transport in Greenwich. The future of the project has been cast into doubt after the Labour Mayor of London had to seek a £1.69billion bailout for TfL from the Government, with TfL now looking to agree a second bailout with the Government in the coming weeks

Labour cannot Guarantee Bakerloo Extension will Happen

The Labour Deputy Mayor of London for Transport has confirmed that Transport for London (TfL) cannot guarantee the future of the planned Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via New Cross. This adds ​even more uncertainty to the second phase of the planned extension from Lewisham to Ladywell, Catford and Lower Sydenham.

LEWISHAM BENEFITS FROM UNPRECEDENTED MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY THE CHANCELLOR

Lewisham has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. Across the three Lewisham constituencies 41,500 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.

Charlie Davis welcomes extra £8,362,545 for local council services across Lewisham

· The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

· This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March.

· Lewisham Council allocated total of £17,960,679 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

London Assembly candidate Charlie Davis has welcomed news that Lewisham Council will receive a share of an extra £1.6 billion in funding to make sure councils can continue to support their communities and deliver vital services through this challenging time.

1,052 small businesses in Lewisham receive Government coronavirus support

· The Government has distributed more than £12 billion to local authorities for the small business grants scheme.

· More than £6 billion has already been paid out to half a million business properties.

· Lewisham allocated £47,004,000to support up to 3,643 business properties.

1,052 business properties in Lewisham have already received grants as part of the Government’s Small Business Grants Scheme. In total, more than £13,970,000 has made its way to small businesses in the area.