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Dulwich Village


Margy Newens

Margy has lived in Southwark since 1997 and in Dulwich Village for the past 13 years. She spent 20 years trading commodities in the City before for joining an award-winning international development charity where she now works managing corporate engagement.

As a local parent, with a son in year 10 at The Charter School, Margy is deeply concerned about the impact of government cuts on local schools’ budgets. She has been a tireless campaigner on this and other issues including, during the referendum campaign, to remain in the EU.

She volunteers locally as an adult literacy tutor, sings in St Barnabas Church Choir and is active in local sustainable energy Community Benefit Society SE24 that puts solar panels on roofs of community buildings and aims to address local fuel poverty.


Richard Leeming

Richard's connections with Dulwich go back nearly 40 years. He went to school here and has friends and family living across Dulwich Village ward.

Richard has two small children at a local primary school where he is chair of the PTA. He has led his school's campaign against the government's education cuts.

Richard has mainly worked in the public sector, initially as a journalist for the BBC and then he set up and ran some of the BBC's digital services. He is now a consultant in the cultural sector, helping institutions use digital better.

His wife is a local GP who also commissions mental health services at Southwark CCG so Richard knows at first hand how vital our local NHS services are and the pressure of continuing government cuts.

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