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Kavanagh writes to Lewisham mayoral candidates - update

Open letter from Millwall chief executive

1 May 2018

Millwall Football Club's Chief Executive, Steve Kavanagh, has written to all of Lewisham's mayoral candidates to ask them certain questions about their views, policies and potential commitments regarding Millwall Football Club and the New Bermondsey urban regeneration site.

In the case of Damien Egan, Lewisham Labour's candidate, MFC has referred to the specific policies outlined in Labour's manifesto. The other candidates have been asked questions on these same topics. 

These issues have a direct bearing on the future of MFC and the Millwall Community Trust (MCT) in the borough and therefore we want to ensure that Millwall's fans and members of the community are made aware of the implications for us of a new mayor in Lewisham.

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Update - Tuesday 1st May 2018

Following on from all of the below, which is detailed chronologically, Kavanagh has twice since written to Egan via email without reply. His emails can be viewed here and here.

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MFC's letter to Egan is available to view by clicking here.

His response can be viewed here.

MFC's response to Egan can be seen by clicking here.

And Egan's reply to that can be viewed here.

MFC's letter to all other mayoral candidates can be seen by clicking here.

Their replies are as follows:

Ross Archer - Conservatives
Chris Maines - Liberal Democrats
Duwayne Brooks - Independent
John Hamilton - Lewisham People Before Profit
John Coughlin - Green Party

Unfortunately, we have not yet had a reply from William Donnelly (Democrats and Veterans).

It should be noted that MFC wrote to Donnelly at a later date than the other mayoral candidates on Thursday 26th April.

When Egan was elected as the mayoral candidate for Labour he responded to five questions issued by MFC, his answers for which can be viewed by clicking here.

MFC's letter to Egan was also copied to councillors, whose replies are available to view below:

Cllr Paul Bell
Cllr Paul Maslin
Cllr Alan Hall
Cllr Jim Mallory

Kavanagh has issued a response to Maslin, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Kavanagh has also responded to Mallory, which you can read here, and the latter's reply is available by clicking here.


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