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Octavia Lamb to stand as Labour candidate in South Camberwell


22 September 2015
Octavia Lamb

Local resident and community activist Octavia Lamb will stand as Labour’s candidate in South Camberwell.

Residents in South Camberwell will elect a new councillor on 15 October. Octavia Lamb, a South Camberwell resident and local community activist, has been selected to stand as Labour’s candidate in the by-election.

Octavia has lived in Southwark for seven years and is actively involved in her community, championing the importance of local businesses to their communities and campaigning to make changes to affordable childcare. Octavia is a picture editor at BBC Worldwide and teaches picture research to adults. She lives in South Camberwell with her partner and young son.

Octavia Lamb said: “I am standing to be a councillor in South Camberwell because I want to represent my local community and bring improvements to the local area. I will work to improve local housing, work with local businesses and get transport improvements to make roads safer. I will also work to ensure that the new secondary school on the Dulwich hospital site is delivered on time.”

Leader of the Council Peter John said:  "I am delighted that Octavia has been selected as Labour’s candidate South Camberwell. Octavia is a South Camberwell resident and she will work hard for local residents and the local area. Octavia will be a great addition to South Camberwell ward and will help Southwark Labour deliver a fairer future for residents all across the borough.”



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