Lewisham Borough Council has 1,837 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,837 unfurnished and empty homes in Lewisham Borough Council, of which 336 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in Bellingham ward, where you have 11 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Lewisham Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Peter George, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: We must end the scandal of empty homes when hundreds of people are in emergency accommodation.
Katherine Hortense, Christian Peoples Alliance

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Sue Hordijenko, Labour and Co-operative Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Jacq Paschoud, Labour and Co-operative Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Alan Hall, Labour and Co-operative Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Alex Gill, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Andrew Tshung-Yaw Chang, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Kate Polling, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

We don't have an email address for this candidate.
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Mary Bernadette McGeown, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Sarah Frances Morris, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Tom Spier, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.