Lewisham councillor resignation triggers by-election

Lewisham councillor resignation triggers by-election

Lewisham councillor resignation triggers by-election

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A LONGSTANDING Liberal Democrat councillor has resigned to teach in India, triggering a by-election.

Whitefoot ward’s Councillor Pete Pattisson will lead a school for underprivileged children in Mumbai, India.

A parliamentary candidate in 2010, the former Deptford Green teacher spent the last two years at Blackfen School for Girls, Bexley.

He said: "It's been a privilege to serve residents of Whitefoot ward as their local councillor for the past five years and the local Lib Dem team has achieved a huge amount in the community.

“Now I'm excited by a new opportunity to make a difference to the lives of some of India's most disadvantaged children."

Lib Dems have chosen Janet Hurst as their candidate for the by-election on October 11. 

Born and bred in Lewisham, she is a regular attendee at St Mark’s Church, founder of the Friends of the Woodland Walk and, until recently, a primary school governor.

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9:54am Mon 3 Sep 12

ithinksoo says...

typical liberal democrat thinking more of people overseas than brits clearing off unable to hack the british poltical system joke
typical liberal democrat thinking more of people overseas than brits clearing off unable to hack the british poltical system joke ithinksoo
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10:05am Tue 4 Sep 12

commenting scoffer says...

...wants to work in 'deprived areas' ...got that bit - but please do tell us why india has got more millionaires per ration than the u.k. ? and why you are there - please find out why the slum-dog areas are being ripped-off by local crooked corrupt politicians ??
...wants to work in 'deprived areas' ...got that bit - but please do tell us why india has got more millionaires per ration than the u.k. ? and why you are there - please find out why the slum-dog areas are being ripped-off by local crooked corrupt politicians ?? commenting scoffer
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3:43pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Margaret Smith says...

Needless to say the Only Lewisham Party fighting the Cuts, defending Council homes sell off and jobs, is ..
Lewisham People before profit,, They are community activists that shame most of us with the tireless work its members carry out for local residents every day of the year.
Labour have 3 MPs, a Labour Mayor and wall to wall Labour Councillors, whilst it is the Lib Dems that are keeping the present Goverment in power and carrying out the cuts Agenda.. if you live in Lewisham google lewisham people before profit and support what ever candidate they put forward. We have a clear Alternative to Privatisation and it is NOT the Labour party, and certainly not the Lib Dems.
Needless to say the Only Lewisham Party fighting the Cuts, defending Council homes sell off and jobs, is .. Lewisham People before profit,, They are community activists that shame most of us with the tireless work its members carry out for local residents every day of the year. Labour have 3 MPs, a Labour Mayor and wall to wall Labour Councillors, whilst it is the Lib Dems that are keeping the present Goverment in power and carrying out the cuts Agenda.. if you live in Lewisham google lewisham people before profit and support what ever candidate they put forward. We have a clear Alternative to Privatisation and it is NOT the Labour party, and certainly not the Lib Dems. Margaret Smith
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