2022 Lambeth Council election
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Leader Claire Holland Jonathan Bartley
and Nicole Griffiths
Tim Briggs
Party Labour Green Conservative
Last election 57 seats, 51.7% 5 seats,
19.3%
1 seat, 12.6%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Lambeth London Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. All 63 members of Lambeth London Borough Council will be elected. The elections will take place alongside local elections in the other London boroughs and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

In the previous election in 2018, the Labour Party maintained its control of the council, winning 57 out of the 63 seats with the Green Party forming the principal opposition with five of the remaining six seats. The 2022 election will take place under new election boundaries, with the number of councillors remaining the same.

Background

History

Result of the 2018 borough election
Result of the 2018 borough election

The thirty-two London boroughs were established in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. They are the principal authorities in Greater London and have responsibilities including education, housing, planning, highways, social services, libraries, recreation, waste, environmental health and revenue collection. Some of the powers are shared with the Greater London Authority, which also manages passenger transport, police and fire.[1]

Since its formation, Lambeth has generally been under Labour control apart from one period from 1968 to 1971 of Conservative control and several periods of no overall control. The council was controlled by a Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition from 2002 to 2006, and since 2006 has continuously had a Labour majority. The Green Party won their first seat in the 2006 election, which they lost in the 2010 election. The Green Party regained their seat in the 2014 election, while the Liberal Democrats lost all their representation. In the most recent election in 2018, Labour won 57 seats with 51.7% of the vote across the borough, the Greens won five seats with 19.3% of the vote, and the Conservatives won a single seat with 12.6% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats received 12.3% of the vote but didn't win any seats.[2][3]

Council term

A Labour councillor for Coldharbour, Matt Parr, died in July 2018.[4] A by-election to fill his seat was held on 13 September 2018, which was won by the Labour candidate Scarlett O'Hara.[5] A Labour councillor for Thornton, Jane Edbrooke, resigned in early 2019 to take up a politically restricted job.[6] The by-election was won by the Labour candidate Stephen Donnelly while the Liberal Democrats gained vote share to come in a strong second place.[7] Another councillor for Thornton, Lib Peck, resigned shortly after to take up a roll working for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Labour held the resulting by-election in April 2019 with candidate Nanda Manley-Browne, with the Liberal Democrats making further gains, reducing the Labour majority to nineteen votes.[8] Labour councillor for Oval, Philip Normal, resigned in January 2022 after historic racist and sexist tweets were uncovered on his Twitter account.[9] In February 2022, Labour councillor for Clapham Town, Christopher Wellbelove resigned due to his new job as Deputy-Lieutenant for Greater London.[10]

As with most London boroughs, Lambeth will be electing its councillors under new boundaries decided by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which it produced after a period of consultation. The number of councillors will remain at 63, under new boundaries with thirteen three-councillor wards and twelve two-councillor wards.[11]

Electoral process

Lambeth, like other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took place in 2018. The election will take place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by two or three councillors (depending on the number of electors). Electors will have as many votes as there are councillors to be elected in their ward, with the top two or three being elected.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in London aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities.[12] Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 7:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.[12]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 57 Labour 55
Green 5 Green 5
Conservative 1 Conservative 1

Candidates

Candidates shown below are confirmed candidates.[13] An asterisk * indicates an incumbent Councillor seeking re-election.

Brixton Acre Lane

Brixton Acre Lane (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Kay * 1,812 19
Labour David Bridson 1,751 19
Labour Sarbaz Barznji 1,747 18
Green Katy Martin 805 9
Green William Eaves 568 6
Green Dan Rad 510 5
Women's Equality Janet Baker 365 4
Conservative Shirley Cosgrave 346 4
Conservative Abidemi Babalola 339 4
Liberal Democrats Heather Glass 327 3
Conservative Vernon De Maynard 322 3
Liberal Democrats Joanna Pycroft 251 3
Liberal Democrats Charles Jenkins 234 2
TUSC Theo Sharieff 78 1
Turnout

Brixton North

Nanda Manley-Browne was a sitting councillor for Thornton ward.

Brixton North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nanda Manley-Browne* 1,855 22
Labour James Bryan 1,813 22
Labour John-Paul Ennis 1,709 21
Green Nadine Brown 695 8
Green Charlie Button 531 6
Green Neil Sheppeck 469 6
Conservative Frederick Ellery 220 3
Liberal Democrats Poppy Hasted 213 3
Conservative Katherine Sloggett 212 3
Conservative Lewis Leach 203 2
Liberal Democrats Jing Tang 196 2
Liberal Democrats Ian Tedder 136 2
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Brixton Rush Common

Brixton Rush Common (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Abbi Alsalmi
Liberal Democrats Ben Austin
Labour Marcia Cameron *
Green Zana Dean
Green Janell English
Conservative Valerio Ficcadenti
Labour Adrian Garden *
Labour Ben Kind *
Conservative Lisabeth Liell
Liberal Democrats Paul Medlicott
Green Laura Vroomen
Conservative Colin Watkins
Turnout

Brixton Windrush

Donatus Anyanwu and Scarlett O'Hara were sitting councillors for Coldharbour ward.

Becca Thackray was a sitting councillor for Herne Hill ward.

Brixton Windrush (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Scarlett O'Hara* 1,143
Labour Donatus Anyanwu* 1,114
Green Becca Thackray* 672
Green Tom Wood 384
Liberal Democrats Alex Haylett 112
Liberal Democrats Florence Cyrot 101
Conservative Sarah Roberts 100
Conservative Kelly Ben-Maimon 94
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Clapham Common & Abbeville

Tim Briggs was the sitting councillor for Clapham Common ward.

Joanna Reynolds was the sitting councillor for Clapham Common ward.

Clapham Common & Abbeville (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ben Curtis 1,006
Labour Alison Inglis-Jones 926
Labour Joanna Reynolds* 916
Liberal Democrats Fareed Alderechi 885
Conservative Tim Briggs* 782
Conservative David Frost 686
Green Fran Cavanagh 256
Green Karen Hautz 221
Reform UK Edward Cole 23
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Clapham East

Clapham East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Collins
TUSC Bobbie Cranney
Conservative Jake Freeman
Green Nicholas Hattersley
Conservative John Hindson
Socialist (GB) Daniel Lambert
Labour Jessica Leigh *
Liberal Democrats Iestyn Williams
Turnout

Clapham Park

Clapham Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Brushwood
Conservative Lavinia Cartwright
Green Myka-Neil Cooper-Levitan
Green Joanna Eaves
Liberal Democrats Anthony Gilmour
Labour Mohammed Irfan *
Labour Verity McGivern
Liberal Democrats Henry McMorrow
Liberal Democrats Thomas Newitt
Green Cath Potter
Conservative Martin Read
Labour Martin Tiedemann *
Turnout

Clapham Town

Clapham Town (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Bennett
Labour Linda Bray *
Conservative Marcia Da Costa
Liberal Democrats Julie Fox
Green John James
Liberal Democrats Rodney Ovenden
Green Marion Prideaux
Conservative Lee Roberts
Labour David Robson
Green Kerstin Selander
Labour Tim Windle *
Turnout

Gipsy Hill

Gipsy Hill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Banton
Conservative James Davis
Liberal Democrats Sarah Dobson
Green Pete Elliott *
Green Shamin Nakalembe
Labour Rebecca Spencer
Conservative Adrian Stones
Liberal Democrats Michael Tuffrey
Turnout

Herne Hill & Loughborough Junction

Herne Hill & Loughborough Junction (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Dickson* 2,429
Labour Pauline George* 2,393
Labour Deepak Sardiwal 2,342
Green Celeste Hicks 1,838
Green Nick Christian 1,818
Green Paul Valentine 1,556
Liberal Democrats Rob Blackie 264
Conservative John White 253
Conservative Dick Tooze 251
Conservative Andrew Whitten 243
Liberal Democrats Charley Hasted 175
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Price 148
TUSC Berkay Kartav 71
Turnout

Kennington

Kennington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Amos *
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Baines
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Baines
Green Michael Ball
Conservative Claire Barker
Conservative Robbie Caprari-Sharpe
Labour Liam Daley
Labour Jacqueline Dyer *
Liberal Democrats Timothy Garner
Green Fawzia Muradali-Kane
Green Rebecca Pashley
Conservative Guy Roberts
Turnout

Knight's Hill

Knight's Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ibtisam Adem
Liberal Democrats Ishbel Brown
Conservative Joyce Chieke
Green Torla Evans
Green Lewis Heather
Conservative Luke Hutson
Conservative Anthony Kimm
Liberal Democrats Claire Mathys
Labour Jackie Meldrum *
Liberal Democrats Oliver Moule
Green Paul Rocks
Labour Sonia Winifred *
Turnout

Myatt's Fields

Myatt's Fields (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harvey Chandler
Labour Paul Gadsby *
Labour Anne-Marie Gallop *
Liberal Democrats Nicolas Gibbon
Conservative James Hallett
Green Dzaier Neil
Liberal Democrats Kate Noble
Green Sean Walsh
Turnout

Oval

Oval (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Best
Labour Diogo Costa
Liberal Democrats Marietta Crichton Stuart
Green Denzil Everett
Conservative Elizabeth Gibson
Labour Claire Holland *
Labour Issa Issa
Liberal Democrats Sarah Lewis
Conservative Paul Mawdsley
Green Pauline McAlpine
Green Linda Mills
Liberal Democrats John Siraut
Turnout

St Martin's

St Martin's (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Terry Curtis
Labour Olga FitzRoy
Liberal Democrats Jackie Harper-Wray
Labour Saleha Jaffer
Conservative Lee Rotherham
Green Cato Sandford
Conservative Arthur Virgo
Green Shâo-Lan Yuen
Turnout

Stockwell East

Stockwell East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Abhishek Agarwal
Conservative Stuart Barr
Labour Mahamed Hashi *
Liberal Democrats Rachel Lester
Green Vincent Manning
Liberal Democrats Sally Mitton
Conservative Henrietta Royle
Labour Tina Valcarcel *
Turnout

Stockwell West & Larkhall

Stockwell West & Larkhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Bellis
Green Kevin Brown
Liberal Democrats Gareth Davison
Labour Joe Dharampal-Hornby
Conservative Joshua Forrester
Liberal Democrats Anna Grundill
TUSC Steve Nally
Green Becki Newell
Labour David Oxley
Green Alice Playle
Labour Joanne Simpson *
Conservative James Strawson
Liberal Democrats Celia Thomas
Turnout

Streatham Common & Vale

Streatham Common & Vale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Adilypour *
Liberal Democrats Simon Banfield
Liberal Democrats Duncan Brack
Liberal Democrats Hywel Davies
Green Dunc Eastoe
Green Geoffrey Frontier de la Messeliere
Conservative Charley Jarrett
Conservative Christopher Paling
Conservative Promise Phillips
Green Florence Pollock
Labour Tom Rutland
Labour Henna Shah
Turnout

Streatham Hill East

Streatham Hill East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rachel Alexander
Labour Liz Atkins *
Liberal Democrats Judy Best
Labour Rezina Chowdhury *
Conservative Thomas Gray
Liberal Democrats Donal Kane
Green Leon Maurice-Jones
Conservative Neil Salt
Turnout

Streatham Hill West & Thornton

Streatham Hill West & Thornton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Adrian Audsley
Liberal Democrats Matthew Bryant
Labour Ed Davie *
Liberal Democrats Donna Harris
Conservative Russell Henman
Green Peter Johnson
Conservative Kushal Patel
Labour Beverley Randall
Turnout

Streatham St Leonard's

Streatham St Leonard's (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Abrams
Green Scott Ainslie *
Conservative Elaine Bailey
Conservative Claire Collins
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Davidson
Green Jonny Dobbs-Grove
Liberal Democrats Simon Drage
Green Nicole Griffiths *
Liberal Democrats Gillian Lunnon
Conservative Russell Newall
Labour Umar Qureshi
Labour Denean Rowe
Turnout

Streatham Wells

Streatham Wells (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Clavia Chambers
Labour Malcolm Clark *
TUSC Candido Della Rocca
Conservative Frazer Dennison
Liberal Democrats Julian Heather
Liberal Democrats Eloka Ikegbunam
Labour Marianna Masters *
Green Rachel Miller
Conservative Wendy Newall
Turnout

Vauxhall

Vauxhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Bailey
Conservative Sarah Barr
Conservative Hugh Bellamy
Liberal Democrats Alexander Davies
Green Sheila Freeman
Green Keith Hayes
Labour Liam Jarnecki
Green Courtney Kennedy-Sanigar
Conservative Rolf Merchant
Liberal Democrats Kita Ogden
Labour Isla Wrathmell
Turnout

Waterloo & South Bank

Waterloo & South Bank (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Doug Buist
Labour Sarina da Silva
Labour Ibrahim Dogus *
Liberal Democrats Chris French
Green Gay Lee
Conservative Martin Peel
Green Nicola Smedley
Conservative Katherine Tack
Turnout

West Dulwich

West Dulwich (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Baker
Labour Judith Cavanagh
Labour Fred Cowell *
Liberal Democrats Christine Hinton
Conservative Irene Kimm
Green Su Opie
Green Kim Thornton
Conservative Sharon Turner
Turnout

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