The general election is nearly upon us. So Anna McKie has quizzed the parliamentary candidates standing for election across Brixton’s three constituencies, to provide an exclusive insight into their politics.
The five topics they were asked to comment on were: housing, environment, Brexit, local business and education.
Polling Stations are open on Thursday June 8 from 7am to 10pm. Go to www.lambeth.gov.uk for more information.
Click on the candidate below for their full response:
Vauxhall (2015 result: Labour)
Mark Chapman – Pirate Party
Gulnar Hasnain – Green Party
Kate Hoey – Labour
Harini Iyengar – Women’s Equality Party
Dolly Theis – Conservative
George Turner – Liberal Democrats
Streatham (2015 result: Labour)
Kim Caddy – Conservative
Alex Davies – Liberal Democrats
Nicole Griffiths – Green Party
Robert Stephenson – Ukip
Chuka Umunna – Labour
Dulwich and West Norwood (2015 result: Labour)
Rachel Wolf – Conservative
Helen Hayes – Labour
Gail Kent – Liberal Democrats
Rashid Nix – Green Party
Yen Lin Chong – Independent
Robin Lambert – Independent
The questions we asked were:
What will you do to address the housing crisis? What do you think are the most important housing needs in the area?
What do you think should be done to improve the high pollution levels in the area?
Lambeth was the second most pro-remain borough in the UK, what will you do to ensure voters feel their opinion is valued? How will you ensure international residents in the multi-cultural area feel welcome?
4. Local business.
Do you think local businesses should be given more encouragement than high street chains?
What do you think of local schools? How would you support improvement in them?
We did not receive responses from some of the candidates by our deadline.