Councillors, MPs, MEPs and Mayor of Lambeth
Lambeth Council is a democratic organisation. It comprises 63 elected councillors who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how our money is spent. Officers, employed by the council, are responsible for the day-to-day management.
There are other people who represent the interests of the people of Lambeth such as MPs, MEPs and members of the London Assembly at the Greater London Authority (GLA).
MPs, MEPs and the GLA
Lambeth residents are also represented on a London-wide level, on a national level and on a European level by the following people:
- There are three Members of Parliament who represent parts of Lambeth in the House of Commons.
- There are 9 Members of the European Parliament who look out for the interests of Londoners at the European level.
- The Greater London Authority was established in 2000 to represent the interests of Londoners and to direct the future of London, particularly on issues surrounding transport, policing, planning, culture, environment, health, fire and emergency services and economic planning. Valerie Shawcross is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark. There are also 11 London-wide Assembly members.
- The executive of the GLA is led by an elected Mayor for London, presently Boris Johnson. The decisions of the executive are scrutinised by the London Assembly, which is made up of elected members.
There are three parliamentary constituencies in Lambeth. Each constituency has one MP. The MPs are all available at regular advice surgeries to meet with constituents.
Since the 1999 European Elections Members of the European Parliament (MEP's), elected by proportional representation, represent London as a whole. Contact any of them for help and advice on European matters.
Information about Cabinet portfolios and other administration and opposition appointments.
Find out who your local councillor is, what they do and how to contact them.
Elections for the council are held every four years. The most recent borough council election took place on 6 May 2010.
The Mayor of Lambeth is Councillor Mark Bennett and Lambeth's Deputy Mayor is Councillor Adedamola Aminu.