Quiz the candidates: Tulse Hill by-election

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You might have found a polling card in your letterbox in the last couple of weeks. But what’s it all about?

There’s a by-election for a new councillor in the Tulse Hill ward – and the Brixton Blog wants to make sure your views are heard.

So we’re  organising a hustings event where residents can grill the candidates about what they would do for the area.

The hustings will be held at St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Rd, SW2 1NH at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23rd July.

You will be able to ask the candidates what they would do about the issues that matter to you – whether it’s affordable housing, the new Sainsbury’s supermarket on Brixton Water Lane, local schools, licensing issues around the Hootananny and other venues, community safety or anything else that affects the local area.

You can also send questions in advance of the event to kaye[dot]wiggins[at] gmail[dot]com.

It follows a lively evening of debate at the Brixton Blog’s hustings for the Brixton Hill by-election in January – read more here.

The full list of candidates is:

Amna Ahmad, Liberal Democrat

Mary Atkins, Labour

Bernard Newton Atwell, Green Party

Timothy Briggs, Conservative

Adam Buick, Socialist Party

Elizabeth Jones, UKIP

Steve Nally, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Valentine Walker, Independent

Anyone with an interest in Brixton is welcome, whether or not you live or work in the Tulse Hill ward. But if you want to see whether you live in the ward, check the map below.



  1. This local election is because of the untimely death of the previous Councillor, Ruth Ling. On a level playing field it would be interesting to understand why the Liberal Democrat Party thought it prudent to campaign before the funeral of Cllr Ling, held earlier this week. They were the only party visible on my street despite the Leader of the Council requesting a period of no party political campaigning until after the funeral had taken place. As Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Lambeth, it’s over to you Cllr Lumsden for a response…………

    • Perhaps if Labour hadn’t called the election almost straight away? Before requesting a cessation in campaigning…

      • Maybe a valid point however the next Liberal Democrat leaflet to come through my letterbox was the don’t forget to vote slip this morning. What happened inbetween that was so urgent to get the only leaflet I received out before the funeral? Then again the worst were the Conservatives – zero information. Makes the electorate in Tulse Hill wonder why they even bothered fielding a candidate, oh and he was an hour late for the hustings event arranged by the Brixton Blog.

      • ………anyway I did ask Cllr Lumsden for a response, too late now polling is over. Does he actually read the Brixton Blog?

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