Ward changes in Southwark

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has made changes to the ward boundaries in Southwark which means that the next election in May, you may see changes to your ward, its name and even the number of councillors you are electing.

The LGBCE is a totally independent body which reviews electoral boundaries in England and makes changes when necessary. In Southwark there have been changes in population meaning that some areas have too many councillors and others too few. In 2016 the LGBCE reviewed our boundaries and made recommendations to change them.  Parliament agreed and they come into force at the next full council election on Thursday 3 May, 2018.

Main changes:

  • under the new boundaries there are 23 wards (up from 21) but the number of councillors stays the same at 63
  • some wards will have two councillors and other will have three councillors
  • some wards have a new name
  • every ward has had some change to their boundary

New wards mean there may be a change to the place where you go to vote. You will receive details on your polling place on your polling card, but full details can be downloaded from the report below.

More details on the boundary review can be found on the LGBCE’s website: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/greater-london/southwark

A map of the new wards can be found here: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/28893/Southwark_F_Sht1_SO.pdf

Details of proposed polling stations for the election can be found here: http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s72194/Appendix%201.pdf

Page last updated: 16 January 2018