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Democracy review
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Cllr Sophie Davis

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Post: #1
07-01-2019 12:34 PM

Hi all,

Lewisham Council is carrying out a “democracy review”, looking at how we can make decision making more open and transparent, and include as many residents as possible. The Council has created a dedicated website which you can find here -; it includes a short survey to gather your views about the Council’s performance and what could be done better. Please circulate it and take a minute to complete it - the deadline is 27th January.

Councillor Sophie Davis

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Post: #2
07-01-2019 12:58 PM

The real problem with democracy in Lewisham is democracy itself. An elected body with councillors from a single party and no opposition isn't a good thing. Nobody in the chamber to ask the difficult questions or hold the single party to account.

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Post: #3
07-01-2019 08:07 PM

Agreed it’s a one party statelet. This didn’t bother me overly when I was young as they were on the correct side of the spectrum but as I get older the lack of any good opposition in all political spheres is troubling. It’s has been enough to make me vote green for some time now little good it does.

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