Lambeth London Borough Council

All of the seats in Lambeth were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 57 Total councillors 57 Change-2


Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 5 Change+4


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most Recent

  1. Labour hold in Lambeth


    Labour has held Lambeth Council.

  2. Lambeth leader backs stripping Home Office of Windrush repayments

    Councillor Claire Holland

    The leader of Lambeth Council has backed calls for the Home Office to be stripped of running the compensation scheme for the Windrush Scandal.

    The scandal saw thousands of UK residents - most of whom were originally from the Caribbean - wrongly classed as illegal immigrants.

    It resulted in thousands wrongly being denied healthcare, housing or the right to work - or being held detained or deported by immigration officials.

    The Home Affairs Committee recommended an "independent organisation" should be handed responsibility for running the scheme, to "increase trust and encourage more applicants".

    Councillor Claire Holland told BBC Radio London: "I think the government has shown that it has failed at this.

    "People had been deported unfairly. People have died before they have received their compensation.

    "The government needs to listen to these recommendations in this. We need to take out it of their hands."

    A Home Office minister has said removing the government from the scheme could add more delays.

    Listen to the full interview here.

  3. London areas to receive Covid-19 mass testing kits

    Twenty one areas in London are to get mass testing for coronavirus.

    The kits, which can deliver results within 15 minutes, are being rolled out to select areas across the country.

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the tests would help to detect asymptomatic cases.

    The areas in London getting the kits are:

    Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.

  4. Twenty-one 'school streets' earmarked for September

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Lambeth Council has announced a new programme of 21 school streets planned to be in place from September.

    School Streets, which are timed or permanent road closures by schools, aim to make it safer for pupils by the gates, while also allowing for social distancing.

    The changes, which will involve timed closures at 21 yet to be announced school sites from September, are expected to cost £75,000 “initially”.

    Schools that can’t get involved because of technical or other reasons will be considered for other measures to improve social distancing and active travel.

    Councillor Claire Holland, deputy Leader and cabinet member for sustainable transport, environment, and clean air, said keeping children “healthy and safe is our number one priority”.

    “The majority of people in Lambeth do not have access to a car and our aim needs to be ensuring equality when it comes to transport.

    “Just because your family isn’t able to afford to run a car shouldn’t mean you are exposed to increased risk on public transport or whilst walking, cycling or scooting on our streets as they are too dangerous.

    “We need to redress this balance, clean up our air and make our roads safer for everyone,” she said.

    Lambeth already has two permanent School Streets around Jessop Primary School on Lowden Road, Herne Hill, and Immanuel and St Andrew CE Primary School on Northanger Road, Streatham.

  5. Popular LGBT+ venue given £20k hardship grant by council

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Royal Vauxhall Tavern

    Lambeth Council has given £20,000 to a well-known LGBT+ club to help it through the Covid-19 crisis.

    The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT), south London’s oldest surviving LGBT+ venue, was named one of the “most at risk” businesses in the borough when it closed due to the outbreak.

    The council announced that its application for a grant from the independent hospitality fund was successful.

    The fund is part of Lambeth’s local economy hardship fund, set up to provide £4.2m in grants to support more than 370 organisations hard hit by the pandemic, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs and music venues.

    Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 were on offer to businesses, charities, and not-for-profit organisations to support their chances of survival and recovery.

    James Lindsay, CEO and managing director of RVT, said: “It’s really just a couple of weeks ago Lambeth contacted businesses and invited us to apply, and already the paperwork to get us the money is processed.

    “Not only have the council stepped in in our hour of need, they’ve also stepped in at fantastic speed.”

    RVT is due to reopen in line with Government guidelines on Saturday, 4 July.

  6. Council spends £59m dealing with Covid-19

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Lambeth Council is expecting to spend £59 million as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

    The Government has already given the council £20 million, leaving a black hole of £39 million if no more funding is received.

    In an overview and scrutiny committee meeting yesterday members grilled the council leader and cabinet members over a host of issues, including how children in care were being looked after, foster care placements, free school meal vouchers, schools reopening, and children not having access to the internet or laptops.

    Members also raised concerns about shielded residents, care homes data, the protection of council staff, and housing issues emerging and expected as a result of the pandemic.

    Councillor Marianna Masters said she was “very concerned” about the council’s finances in the wake of the crisis.

    “I’m still very, very concerned about the fact that, for whatever reason, the Government [gave] an early indication that we would need to spend whatever we would need to spend, and now there seems to be a reigning back on that."

    Andrew Travers, the council’s chief executive, said the government must step in with additional funding: “We know that we have a very serious issue if the Secretary of State and the Government do not meet their commitments and leave us with the additional costs that we’re incurring."

    The Treasury is currently not commenting on speculation about future costs.

  7. Pavements widened to help social distancing

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Pavement widening in Lambeth

    Lambeth Council has widened some pavements in the borough to allow more space for social distancing in the south London borough.

    The council is focusing on areas where people are finding it difficult to maintain a two-metre distance.

    The first pavements to be widened were by Half Moon Lane, beneath the railway track in Herne Hill, and Coldharbour Lane, under the railway bridge at Loughborough Junction.

    The council also cut through-traffic from Cornwall Road in Waterloo.