Southwark

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 48 Seats +/- +13
Liberal Democrat Seats 13 Seats +/- -12
Conservative Seats 2 Seats +/- -1

Council background

Type
London Borough Council
Seats up
63 seats up for election - Whole
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Southwark London Borough Council

10.10.2017

19:19

Council sacks Tube bomb plotter's helper

Mulumebet Girma helped a would-be suicide bomber to escape after his murder attempt failed.

07.10.2017

02:49

The family crammed into one bedroom

"Damp in the walls, rats in the bedroom" - a single mother tells of life in temporary housing.

18.07.2017

22:06

Roman sarcophagus found at building site

Experts believe the 1,600-year-old coffin was targeted by grave robbers in the 18th century.
15:55

Roman sarcophagus find is 'remarkable'

The 1,600-year-old coffin was found near Borough Market in Southwark.

15.06.2017

16:35

Listen: Still no sprinkler system at Lakanal

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A tower block that succumbed to fire in 2009 still has no sprinkler system admits Southwark Council leader.

Six people died after the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell.

Labour Councillor Peter John told Martha Kearney: "We have spent £62m improving fire safety across our estate" but "the government hasn't given us a blank cheque" to carry out works.

Mr John said if the government increased councils' powers "to borrow against its housing revenue account" then they could do far more.

He added: "You do not hear of tragedies like this happening in private blocks...it's a scandal."

28.02.2017

12:51

Council fined over flats fire deaths

Southwark council pleaded guilty to breaching fire safety laws following the deaths of six people.

24.02.2017

14:19

Council 'regrets' tower block fire deaths

Three women and three young children were killed in the 2009 blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell.

21.10.2016

11:23

Footballers' affordable homes plan

Ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand plans to build social and affordable housing in London to help combat the housing crisis.

20.09.2016

15:47

Compulsory purchase of flats blocked

A compulsory purchase order to make residents of a London council estate sell their flats ahead of a regeneration scheme is blocked.

13.05.2015

17:40

Help single homeless, councils told

The Supreme Court says councils must do more to recognise the vulnerability of single homeless people, in a landmark ruling.
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