Vote Brixton: Your chance to quiz council candidates

Residents question candidates at the Brixton Blog hustings
Residents question candidates at a previous Brixton Blog hustings for a by-election last year

Candidates from all political parties will be grilled by the public at a Brixton Blog hustings event next week.

Ahead of this month’s local elections, councillors and would-be councillors from across the political spectrum will sit on a Brixton Blog panel to face questions about what they would do if they were elected.

The event is free to attend and you’ll be able to meet the people vying for your vote.

You can ask the candidates anything you like about how they would tackle the local issues that matter to you, whether it’s housing, education, jobs, transport, social care, clean streets or potholes.

The event will be held upstairs at the POW (Prince of Wales) on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Brixton Road, at 7pm on Tuesday 13th May.

In the local elections, which take place alongside the European elections on 22nd May, every seat on Lambeth council is up for grabs. At the moment Labour holds 44 seats, the Liberal Democrats 14, the Conservatives 4, with one independent.

You can also tweet us your questions for candidates using #votebrixton or email questions to

The parties that have confirmed attendance at our hustings on 13th are: (in alphabetical order)

Conservative: Graham Pycock

Green: Jonathan Bartley

Labour: Council leader Lib Peck

Liberal Democrat: Party leader Alex Davies

Pirate Party: Mark Chapman

Socialist Party GB: Danny Lambert

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: Steve Nally

UKIP: Elizabeth Jones