A site for residents of Prince's Ward, SE11, in the London Borough of Lambeth. Check for updates from your Labour Action Team's campaigning, local information, and meetings.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Mark wins a rent cut!
Successful campaign secures £114-a-year reduction in rents
Mark met with Housing Minister Margaret Beckett to demand extra help with rent for tenants
Local champion Mark Harrison has won a big victory for local people. His 'Lower Rents Now' campaign has persuaded the Government to hand over millions of pounds to cut council rents in Lambeth.
Tenants were clobbered with a 17% rise in April thanks to Lib Dem financial incompetence. The good news will put £2.20 a week back in people’s pockets.
Mark said: “I want to thank everyone who’s supported my campaign. We’ve won this victory together, but this is only the start. Rents went up £12 a week in April. Now we must keep up the pressure and win a further reduction.”
Ethelred tenant Jean McCarthy said 'Mark led the successful campaign to reduce rents despite not being a councillor. Think how much he could achieve for tenants if he wins the election on 4 June!'