Cllr Brenda Dacres

Is the Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Lewisham. She has represented New Cross Ward on the Council since 2014 and in 2018 she was re-elected with the highest percentage votes in Lewisham.

She is currently the Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and maintains the additional responsibility for the Bakerloo Line Extension.

She was previously Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport (Job Share) – responsible for Highways, Transport, Parking Policy & Enforcement, and the Bakerloo Line Extension.

Brenda has sat on numerous Council committees including: Overview and Scrutiny Business Panel; Overview and Scrutiny Educational Business Panel; Children & Young People; Safer & Stronger Communities; Public Accounts; Appointments; Constitutional Working Party; Planning Committee; Standards Committee; and the Poverty Commission.

She is a graduate of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme Graduate (Inaugural Year 2016 – 2017).

I care about supporting our local schools and teachers to give the best education, and develop our children to their fullest potential; improving and increasing affordable housing; engaging our young people and ensuring they have the services they need. I want to work towards improving employment and apprenticeship opportunities locally.