The Valley Party
20 years ago this month
The Valley Party contested local elections in Greenwich fielding 60 candidates in all but two of the seats. In a stupendously original and clever campaign The Valley Party collected 14,838 votes and won a very respectable 10.9% of the ballot causing Chair of the Planning Committee, Simon Oelman to lose his seat.
The upshot was that on Tuesday 2nd April, 1991 at Woolwich Town Hall planning permission for the redevelopment of The Valley was granted. That cold night my brother and I joined hundreds of others inside and out of the Town Hall celebrating the decision like we'd won the Champions League.
I don't know if you visit Charlton Life
or not but they are running a series of interviews, stories and memories of The Valley Party to celebrate the 20 year anniversery and it is a must read. Click here
for a trip down memory lane.
Photograph courtesy of Charlton Life.