Donna Harris

Growing up my family positively encouraged freedom of speech, open mindedness, self expression in any form and kindness. No surprise then, my first vote went to the SDP! Lambeth has been home for fifteen years, as a wife and a mother, I encourage the same values within my family.


Like many Liberal Democrats today my activist career began in the wake of the Brexit Referendum. The experience gave me the opportunity to promote liberal values into my community. It was a privilege working with the Streatham team in the 2019 general election campaign, I bundled, phoned, canvassed, coordinated, counted and supported the candidate in her speaking and community engagements.

 


The experience showed me the true value of what can be achieved when you engage with the community. So when Lambeth declared a Climate Emergency in January 2019 I grasped the chance of representing the Party within the ‘Beyond Politics’ group to hold the Council to account, secure a Citizens Assembly & ensure a Climate Action Plan for Lambeth. I am standing to be your candidate because I want to see that Action Plan implemented - for the health and
wellbeing of all within Lambeth.


This year’s tragic events have forced another narrative into the public consciousness something close to my heart: Violence against women & girls, I was on the working group who successfully moved the motion at Conference. Lambeth Council must take meaningful action so that everyone in our community can be safe at all times. As your candidate, I would use my platform to demand this.


Working many years in the Fashion industry - for global companies and running my own business has shown it is not enough to care passionately. Making things happen requires organisation, motivation and hard work. I can bring this to our campaign and into the Town Hall.

 

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