© Ellen Kenyon Peers 2018

Fake News, Real Problems
2017

  In 2011, a Tory government proposed boundary changes that would lead to the introduction of a new constituency: Greenwich & Deptford coming into effect in
2018. Working from my studio in the disused painting, decorating and floristry buildings for Lewisham Southwark College, I had seen the effect of gentrification happening in Deptford and wondered if this might be an opportunity for a proposal of my own: what would happen if a Socialist Party MP were elected in this new constitency? Ana Key MP was born and proceeded to attend demos, hold surgeries for project particpants and act on their behalf. Do MPs really have power? How far can a convincing website, twitter feed and letterhead do in terms of inspiring action from others?