On Sunday 28th October, the constituents of Lewisham Labour Party will select a new candidate for the unpaid post of Women’s Officer.
Of the candidates standing for selection, two are notable, one for the controversy they have managed to stir up, the other for her years of dedicated service to the residents of Lewisham.
Retired teacher Gill Hart is one of the candidates in the running for the position of Labour Women’s Officer for Lewisham. Hart was one of the women who worked tirelessly to save New Cross Learning Centre from closure in 2011, after the local Labour council threatened to cut funding to the service.
She has been running this vital community resource as an unpaid volunteer ever since, dedicating her time and energy in to the local Lewisham community.