Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members

Councillor John Batteson

Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency, Jobs & Business

Cllr Batteson’s responsibilities include:

  • Greening our local economy - engaging local people, businesses and organisations in action to reduce carbon emissions; delivering more green jobs, promoting climate justice; and reducing the council’s own emissions
  • Adaptation to climate change - ensuring plans and action are in place to make Southwark resilient to changes in the climate including heatwaves and extreme weather events
  • Increasing employment - support to find a job or start a new carer; careers advice and work experience; paid internships; supporting young people and care leavers’ into employment, education and training; relationship with Jobcentre Plus; supporting businesses to engage with schools and colleges (including the Education Business Alliance)
  • Vocational Skills - including apprenticeships, vocational training and skills centres
  • Businesses support - for local businesses, cooperatives, social enterprises and entrepreneurs; increasing procurement from local businesses; and relationships with local business groups and Business Improvement Districts
  • High streets - including town centre action plans, Thriving Highstreets Fund, markets
  • Commercial property - management, leasing and rent setting of the council’s retail and commercial units, office accommodation and related property
  • Industrial strategy - growing industries that generate good jobs and wider value for our community, including green industries, life sciences and creative and cultural industries
  • Living Wage - promoting the London Living Wage employers
  • Workers’ rights - promoting good employment practices and equality and diversity at work and trade union membership

Page last updated: 29 May 2024


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