Labour has retained the leadership of Lambeth Council, increasing the party’s number of councillors following local government election polling on Thursday (May22).
The election saw the borough’s residents return 59 Labour candidates, three Conservative Party representatives and one from the Green Party. The result was announced at Brixton Recreation Centre in Brixton Station Road, Brixton on Friday afternoon.
Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth council leader, said: “I’m delighted at today’s result. It’s a ringing endorsement of the last administrations sound financial management, successful lobbying and push to get residents more involved.
“We have seen Lambeth become an ever more popular place to live, huge investment in the borough and lots of new opportunities opening up to residents. We pledge to continue working with residents to meet their needs and ensuring that all can benefit from the changes taking place.
“Our new administration will focus on being ambitious for everyone and to guarantee fairness to all. The council’s campaigning to make our communities safer, to create more jobs and to make our neighbourhoods cleaner and greener will continue.”
The previous council composition was 43 Labour councillors, 14 Lib Dems, four Conservatives, one Independent and there was one vacancy following the death of Cllr Mark Bennett.
For full election results click here.