Stephen Lawrence friend Duwayne Brooks given key role in Lib Dem mayoral campaign

17:05 05 April 2012

Lib Dem running mate Caroline Pidgeon, Brian Paddick and Duwayne Brooks

Lib Dem running mate Caroline Pidgeon, Brian Paddick and Duwayne Brooks


A friend of murdered Eltham teenager Stephen Lawrence was given a key role in the Liberal Democrat’s mayoral campaign today

Lewisham councillor Duwayne Brooks, 37, was named as the proposed Deputy Mayor for Youth and Communities for Lib Dem candidate Brian Paddick.

He was one of Stephen’s best friends when the 18-year-old was murdered in April 1993.

Cllr Brooks said: “I am honoured to have been given this important role.

“We have seen over the years an increase in both gun and knife crime across London and I think it is fair to say that these are difficult times for the capital.

“I need your help to create a safer London for our youth.”

The role would involved Cllr Brooks working closely with communities and offering advice to young Londoners, listening and engaging with them before reporting back to the Mayor.

Mr Paddick said: “The role would see Duwayne ensuring that young people have safe places to meet and engage with the community and would also allow him to develop opportunities that turn youngsters away from the gang culture that has developed in London.

“I know Duwanye is passionate about the opportunity and we would work very closely together.”

The election is on May 3.


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