Earlier this week, we caught up with our new London Assembly Member Florence Eshalomi to ask her about her recent electoral victory. Florence is Lambeth and Southwark’s new London Assembly Member working with Sadiq Khan in City Hall. After months of campaigning, hundreds of doors knocked and thousands of leaflets delivered, Florence told us what it was like to win the election.
I am honoured to be elected as the new London Assembly Member for my home seat of Lambeth and Southwark.Growing up on a council estate in the heart of Brixton, I never dreamt that I would have the opportunity to represent over 450,000 residents in the best part of South London.
Our campaign across Lambeth & Southwark was a focused, positive and energetic campaign. Our hard working team of members, supporters and councillors from Vauxhall were all central to my election victory and Sadiq’s historic win.
I am biased but I am really excited to see a fellow South Londoner elected as the new Labour Mayor and I was proud to be part the campaign. Londoners chose hope over fear and we are now tasked with working to deliver our manifesto commitments. I will be working closely with my colleagues on Lambeth Council to help deliver the top manifesto commitment of building more genuine affordable housing.
In my new role on the London Assembly, I am the Labour spokesperson on Transport and a member of the Transport Committee – this is the single biggest budget responsibility for the Mayor. I am looking forward to working with the new Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross. I am also a member of the Police and Crime Committee, Health Committee and London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).
I am keen to visit a number of community, businesses and residents groups across Vauxhall so please do get in touch with dates of any forthcoming events from a GLA perspective. I am also keen to host Vauxhall members at City Hall so please do get in touch if you would like to visit with your branch.