About me and this blog
Locally I’m mostly known as the leader of the Save Ladywell Pool campaign, the campaign that at the end not only saved the local swimming pool from the bizzarre plans of the Council but also made a great difference to the way Lewisham Council operates in general, and this thanks to the part we played in bringing forward the big electoral swing of last elections that delivered us the no overall control Council we have today. A much desirable situation in an Executive Mayor system as the one we live in.
Besides politics my greatest passions are popular art (especially comics but also films and illustration), good music and good food. I like to cook and find washing dishes quite relaxing, especially since I have a new kitchen that means that I can look into the garden as I wash.
I will try to interest you in the next local elections as I will be running for a Council’s seat.
You are really welcome to leave a comment, I normally reply quickly, comments are moderated and that means that the first time you leave a comment I must read it before it’s published but once you’re approved then comments are published automatically without the need of my approval. Only offensive comments are deleted, all else falls within freedom of expression.
Edit 9th February 2011:
Unfortunately my bid to be elected at Council was unsuccessful, even more unfortunately we now have again a massive majority of a single party, that coupled to the Executive Mayor system makes it all very top down and lacking balances.
As a s ilver lining, if I would have been elected as a Lib Dem now I would have ended up in the most peculiar situation unable to either oppose or support the administration and I would have probably had to leave the group or become a complete pain to all, so maybe, given the bigger events all around us it was better like this.
Still, life goes on, as this blog does.