Damien Egan

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Damien Egan
2nd Mayor of Lewisham
Assumed office
4 May 2018
Preceded bySteve Bullock
Personal details
Born
Damien Egen
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour

Damien Egan is a British Labour Party politician, and the second directly elected Mayor of Lewisham in Greater London.[1] He won the May 2018 mayoral election, having previously been a borough councillor for the Lewisham Central ward.

At the 2005 general election he came third as the Labour candidate in Weston-super-Mare; at the 2010 general election he was the party's candidate in Beckenham, where he again finished third.

As a mayor, Egan has committed to deliver 1000 new social homes and double the number of Living Wage employers in the borough.[2] In January 2019, he launched London's first indoor sleeping pods for homeless people in the emergency night shelter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Mayoral Elections 2018 - Labour holds firm - Eastlondonlines". eastlondonlines.co.uk. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Mayor's biography". Lewisham. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. ^ "Lewisham Mayor launches innovative homeless sleeping pods". 999 Club. 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2019-10-14.