News Release: A new political map for Lambeth Borough Council
News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England
Embargoed until: 00:01 14 September 2021
New political map for Lambeth Borough Council
Lambeth is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New wards for Lambeth
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021
High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Lambeth%20Final%20Recs%20without%20Labels.jpg
The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Lambeth to make sure councilors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published final recommendations for changes in Lambeth. It says residents should be represented by 63 councilors. This is the same as current arrangements.
There will be 25 wards; twelve two-councillor wards, and thirteen three-councillor wards. This is four more wards than there are now. The boundaries of all wards have been changed in our draft recommendations; none will stay the same.
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are very grateful to people in Lambeth. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
“We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
More than 1,200 submissions from residents and local organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
· Uniting both sides of Lancaster Avenue in a single ward.
· Uniting the Telford Park community in Streatham Hill West & Thornton ward and the Poynders Gardens and Weir estates in Clapham Park ward following community evidence
· Creating a three-councillor Streatham Common & Vale ward in place of the draft recommendations single councillor and two-councillor wards in that area.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/lambeth
Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2022 council elections.
Notes to editors:
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email [email protected]
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/21383
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:
· Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
· Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
· Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances