Janet Daby wins Lewisham East by-election
Janet Daby wins Lewisham East by-election

Janet Daby has been elected as Labour’s new MP for Lewisham East with over 50% of the vote.

Janet said she felt ‘humbled and delighted’ to have been elected to represent Lewisham East, which has been her home for 22 years.

A Lewisham councillor since 2010, Janet was promoted to the Mayor’s Cabinet for community safety in 2012, and was appointed Lewisham’s Deputy Mayor immediately before being elected.

Janet is a Director of The Whitefoot and Downham Community Food Plus Project, an organisation which combats food poverty and isolation, helps over 50 local people each week, battled against the closure of Lewisham A&E and has a record of successful local campaigning, expanding local bus routes and working with parents to save nursery services.

In her acceptance speech she said her victory meant “we will not tolerate an extreme Brexit in Lewisham East”.

“We refuse to stand by and let a Tory government devastate our schools, our health service and our housing,” she added.

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