Liz Maffei, Liberal Democrats
The following is a statement from the Liberal Democrat Party:
Liz Maffei is the Liberal Democrat challenger to Labour in the Brixton Hill by-election – about thousand votes closer than the other parties. At the last election the results were:
Steve Reed (Labour) 2699 – now resigned.
Top Liberal Democrat 2100
Top Green 1108
Top Conservative 873
Liz is 33 and has just finished a successful contract with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games as Procurement and Commercial Manager. After studying at Bristol University, Liz spent time in Ghana and Nepal teaching and has helped out volunteering with homeless and medical charities.
Liz is passionate about reducing the gap between rich and poor people in London where she lives on a local estate. She took a leading role in the “My Fair London” campaign (www.myfairlondon.org.uk
) earlier this year influencing policy makers to adopted fairer pay policies.
Liz says that residents in Brixton Hill now need a local councillor who will listen to their concerns and argue for fairness at the Town Hall. She knows that local people don’t want £30million spent on a new “Campus” Town Hall project when there is investment needed in local homes, schools and streets. She will fight the council’s coming rent rise which could be as much as twice the rate of inflation.
Liz says, “Lambeth under Labour has cut funding for school crossing patrols, Brixton Library and home care services for vulnerable elderly people. Yet at the same time they have spent money refurbishing the Town Hall, creating a new car park for senior council staff and launching new glossy magazines promoting the council. Only the Liberal Democrats can challenge Labour in Brixton Hill and I hope to serve local people as their councillor who listens and responds to their needs.”