Welcome to the new Lewisham People Before Profit website - a simple version to replace our former website which was hacked and had to be deleted. Please see our Facebook page for a fuller account of what we have been doing recently.
The party was formed in 2008 bringing together campaigners who had been active on various issues including the New School Campaign, Save Ladywell Pool and Stop the Lewisham Gateway development.
We saw that the Labour council was contracting out public services to private firms and failing to deal with the housing crisis. This was BEFORE the Lib-Con coalition government.
Under the current "first past the post" system there is very little point in standing in elections in Lewisham. Most people don't bother to vote because they know that whoever they vote for it makes no difference.
With all 54 councillors being from the Labour Party we are working hard to get someone from another party elected and we have made good links with almost all other parties. We agreed with the Green Party that we would not stand candidates in Brockley or Ladywell in the last local elections and they stood only one candidate in New Cross, Telegraph Hill and Evelyn wards where we are the strongest opposition to Labour, although in the end we decided to only stand in the mayoral election.
Bring Back Democracy is the campaign we are running jointly with people from all walks of life and from other political parties to abolish the mayoral system in Lewisham and hand power back to the elected councillors.
The campaign is explained at www.BringBackDemocracy.org.uk and if you would like to get involved please send an email to to have a petition form sent to you.