The parents want more local secondary places. Mrs Gildea, who has four children in a Lambeth primary, is standing against two Conservative councillors in Norwood. She said: "The last straw was the advert on buses that says 'Welcome to Lambeth'. What a joke! If you're between 11 and 18, you're not welcome." Thursday's elections decide the political composition of 88 English education authorities. All seats are up for grabs in London's 32 boroughs.
Stela Gildea, right, is one of eight Lambeth parents challenging Liberal-Democrat and Conservative councillors in the borough in next week's local government elections.
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