Deputy Mayor Heidi Alexander to step down

The South London Press reports that Lewisham's Deputy Mayor and Brockley walkabouter, Heidi Alexander is to step down to contest the Lewisham East seat, which is an interesting career move, at this time:

Lewisham’s Labour councillor Heidi Alexander hopes to fight the Lewisham East seat in the next General Election when MP Bridget Prentice steps down.

The cabinet member for regeneration said: “Residents in Lewisham may not have seen the last of me – though I am sure it will be a hard selection process.

“I have learnt a huge amount in my time as councillor and feel very privileged to have represented the people of Deptford.

“I have got to know lots of great people – both within the party and beyond it – and hope that I have made a genuine difference to our local community.”

Thanks to Patrick for spotting it.

23 comments:

TM said...

Even more good?!? news for Lewisham is that the first London Swine Flu fatality has occured in Lewisham Hospital.

Good to see we're first at something!

Annoneyed said...

But she hasn't delivered on her promise to sort our Brockley Cross yet.

fred vest said...

"Even more good?!? news for Lewisham is that the first London Swine Flu fatality has occured in Lewisham Hospital.

Good to see we're first at something!"

have a little respect ffs

Lighten up said...

A request to have some respect for the dead coming from someone who styles themselves "Fred Vest?"

Is this supposed to be ironic?

Headhunter said...

A guy I work with has just been diagnosed with Swine Flu. His desk is about 3 metres to my right!

Hope said...

It was a callous remark.

Spare at thought for the family of the person that has just died.

Headhunter said...

Good piont Lighten Up, Fred's previous name was "Wife Beater" if I remember correctly. Hardly the soul of sensitivity...

Anonymous said...

Well parried, Lighten Up.

I would like to know what you think of today's police roadblock at Wickham Road (railway bridge).

I was headed towards the turn at Geoffrey Road when a police traffic cop flagged me down. When I enquired what the problem was he said, 'Just pull in there. This gentleman would like to ask you some questions.' It was a command, nto a request. I thought this a bit odd so I just wound my passenger window down and asked the said gentleman (WHO WAS WEARING DAYGLO)what was wrong.

'TfL!' he said.
And?
'We're just conducting a short survey on behalf of Transport for London. Shouldn't take too long.'

Actually it didn't take long at all as I told him and the policeman that I did not want to do any survey. Seemed a very strange setup indeed. Police powers have now expanded to include surveys on behalf of TfL. A strange 'stop' indeed.

fred vest said...

typical of this place, someone makes a rather callous and cruel remark about the death of a local young man and the person who points this out gets jumped on while the original comment goes unchallenged

nice priorities people

Hope said...

The local man that died was young and is reported to have had learning difficulties as well as an underlying health condition so life wasn't easy for him nor his family no doubt.

Hope said...

The local man that died was young and is reported to have had learning difficulties as well as an underlying health condition so life wasn't easy for him nor his family no doubt.

Headhunter said...

Well deflected, Fred Vest/Wife Beater!

fred vest said...

thanks headhunter

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Interesting caption below the picture in the article.

I assume it refers to her physical rather than political position?

heidi nightshade said...

How was it that she described this blog? 'Depressing' was it?

Brockley Nick said...

Not the blog, to which she has been a regular and welcome contributor, but one or two of the comments. And I'm sure we've all been there!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification Nick.

"she has been a regular and welcome contributor"

So, Hugh is Heidi Alexander then?

The Cat Man said...

No, i am.

get with the programme.

Anonymous said...

So hugely typical of this place, Fred - serial killer of woman 'vest', and all the more puzzling why you should continue to tune in daily (or is that hourly?).

But, back to that police roadblock (on behalf of TfL) at Wickham Road. Is there no concern for this increased use of police powers? (Presumably this cop was being employed by TfL. I did hear that the plan was to introduce a CPZ within a 500 yard perimeter of Brockley Station.)

Anonymous said...

How many cabinet members of regeneration have there been and not one brick laid as of Lewisham Gateway.

Apparently it only took 22 years between the plans for the civic suite being presented and it actually being built.

Lewisham Gateway's only notched up 7/8 years so far.

Anonymous said...

anon 22:48

As you're no doubt aware, it allows councillors and Council employees to make foolish and irresponsible decisions on public matters secure in the knowledge that no one will be held to account for it in the event of it going 'tits up'.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like ye olde Post Office in Lewisham Town Centre is to be replaced by.......a pound shop.

How come the town centre attracts pound shops and Brockley betting shops?

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