Doug Buist

(Candidate leaflet)

The night of the 2015 General Election I knew I had to stop shouting at Question Time and do something useful. On reflection, I’ve always been a L/liberal. I am a non-conformist. But what if you are not?

Authority should be challenged if it is stopping you from being free to live a good life. What if you are afraid to challenge?

Having two autistic sons I know what it’s like to engage with ‘The System’ that is Lambeth Council. Campaigning in the Coldharbour by-election I saw just how hard it is to get the simplest assistance.

I’m here to have a go at changing that.



  • Holding Labour to account for delivering services and value for residents: particularly in regard to housing and estate maintenance and
    individuals being able to access services and support they need.
  • Responding to the changing needs of the community post-pandemic: from return to work support and apprenticeships to creating shared working spaces to encourage enterprise.
  • Protecting parks and open spaces around Waterloo and across the borough... and creating more!
  • Cleaner air: work for better active travel infrastructure and fair road pricing.
  • A safer Lambeth: I will be championing our campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls (which I have assisted Donna Harris with).



  • Led campaigning in Bishops/Waterloo for Sarah Lewis in the 2019 General Election and during the 2021 GLA elections (our second highest vote share in the borough).
  • Candidate in the Coldharbour (Brixton) by-election in September 2018; target ward candidate in Thurlow Park in May 2018.
  • Part of the messaging and communications group for the London-wide campaign in the Mayoral/GLA election (led by Bobby Dean).
  • Spoke at Federal Conference in favour of policy motion supporting the tourism industry.
  • Lambeth Borough Party Chair from 2019 to 2021.
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