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 Sarah King

Cabinet Member for Council Homes

Cllr King’s responsibilities include:

  • Management of the council’s homes – including council homes, sheltered and extra care homes, council owned temporary accommodation, high needs hostels and homes and sites for Gypsy, Roma, and traveller communities
  • Housing allocations – lettings policy and allocation policy. Allocation of council, social rent and key worker homes to Southwark residents, supporting them to find a home the right size for their needs
  • Residents' involvement and services - including services and advice for council tenants, leaseholders and freeholders and support for Tenants and Resident Associations and Tenant Management Organisations, including Getting Involved Grants
  • Housing maintenance - including repairs and major works; heat networks; communal repairs; gas and electrical safety and refurbishment of empty council homes
  • Fire safety - ensuring council homes meet fire safety standards and leading the council’s work on fire safety, cladding and remediation for private sector and housing association residential buildings
  • Tenants and residents' halls - including their maintenance, ongoing improvement and ensuring they are the best possible facilities for residents of our estates and broader community

Page last updated: 29 May 2024


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