John Russell for Lewisham West & Penge

John and his family have lived in Forest Hill for 15 years.

He is Chair of Wide Horizons, a national charity that provides life-changing outdoor education and adventure to 50,000 children and young people each year.

John served as a councillor for Forest Hill for four years. He helped to get Forest Hill pools saved and rebuilt. He remains a leading figure in his community and was instrumental in helping to save Forest Hill Library, which he now helps to run as a volunteer.

John is currently campaigning to save our direct train services to East Croydon.

After a series of major water leaks, John successfully called on Lewisham Council to use its powers to summon Thames Water to a hearing.

Following its own review into incidents in London, Thames Water will invest an additional £97 million before 2020.

John feels let down that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party voted with Theresa May on Brexit and that Labour have given up on staying in the Single Market in their manifesto.

The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future. John believes you should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum with the option to remain.

John is passionate about working to improve his local community and believes that Lewisham West and Penge deserves a local hard working MP.

Email: johnrussell.libdems@gmail.com | Twitter: @john4london


A quick glance at some of our policies:

We’re the only party fighting to stay in the Single Market.


We have an honest policy of putting a penny on income tax to raise the money we need to save our NHS and Social Care system.


If developers won’t build the homes we need, then we will.


It’s the right thing to do.


We’re pledging to invest £7 billion into children’s education.


Somebody will have to decide whether the final deal is good enough. We think it should be you.


Sound good to you? Vote Liberal Democrats on 8th June.

P.S.  The Tories have no chance of winning here, so you can vote with your heart!