"Every four years Londoners have the chance to elect their local borough council. In Lewisham there are 55 members of the council, three each from 18 different geographical districts - known as ward councillors - and the Lewisham mayor, elected across the borough. But what exactly is it that councillors do?
"This report, produced by Lewisham Socialist Party, gives an account of the activities over the past four years of the two socialist members of Lewisham council, Ian Page and Chris Flood"
- From the introduction