Cllr Damien Egan was the second directly elected Mayor of Lewisham, winning the vote in May 2018.
In 2018 the Labour Party won all 54 seats in a landslide victory. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries but the number of councillors will remain the same.
Lewisham Labour recently launched their manifesto and have committed to protecting heritage, supporting communities to understand and challenge new development in their areas and would look to increase enforcement against developers breaking planning rules.
They have also pledged to continue their demands that developers increase the number of affordable homes in private schemes. They also pledge to share best practice with developers on how to include meaningful community consultation in any new development proposals.
While the Conservatives, Greens and Liberal Democrats will be putting up candidates in every ward, with Labour enjoying at least 40% of the vote share in every ward, expecting anything other than a Labour landslide victory would be foolish.
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