Parliamentary Candidates

Meet your prospective parliamentary candidates who will represent you in the next general election. 


Vauxhall: Sarah Lewis 

Sarah Lewis

Sarah has called Brixton her home since 2009. She grew up just south of London and as a teenager she lived in the Caribbean.

Sarah advises leaders of businesses and charities, helping both to play a positive role in society. She used to work for the Gates Foundation – Bill and Melinda Gates’ personal charity. There, she campaigned for governments around the world to focus on the issues affecting the lives of the world’s poorest people, including health and access to financial services. Much of Sarah’s work has focused on India and sub-Saharan Africa.

Outside work, Sarah volunteers at the Advocacy Academy, which helps teenagers from South London to build their own campaigns on the issues they care about. She is also chair of Hatch, a digital magazine and consultancy that helps people bring about change in their local communities; and is an active campaigner for electoral reform.

Sarah enjoys the outdoors, including playing as an enthusiastic member of her local tag rugby team. She also enjoys live music at Brixton’s many local venues.

Find Sarah on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @sarahlewisvaux

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Streatham: Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson joined the Lib Dems following the EU Referendum. She was previously a civil servant working on policy development, programme delivery and advising ministers at the Department for International Development. During her time in the civil service, she lived and worked for two years in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she led the UK’s support for girls’ education, electoral reform and women’s political empowerment. 

She now works at a humanitarian NGO delivering a global programme of life-saving assistance to people affected by war and natural disasters, and volunteers as a caseworker with young refugees in south London. Previously, Helen lived abroad in Costa Rica and Austria, and speaks near-fluent German and Spanish.

Helen lives in Streatham Constituency and stood in the May 2018 council elections. She led the Lib Dems to a strong second place in the Streatham Wells ward. Her priorities for campaigning in Streatham include Brexit, social housing, defending children’s services and promoting primary prevention, active travel and reducing air pollution.

Follow Helen on Twitter @Helen4Streatham and Facebook at StreathamWells.

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Dulwich & West Norwood:

To be selected in 2019