Polling district and polling places review 2021

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (the Commission) published its final recommendations for Lambeth’s revised electoral arrangements in September 2021.

The Commission recommended the number of electoral wards in the borough should increase from 21 to 25, each served by two or three councillors.

These recommendations have now been approved by Parliament and will come into force at the borough council elections on Thursday 5 May 2022.

View the LGBCE’s recommendations in full

As a result of the changes, a formal review of polling districts and polling places took place. This review designated polling district boundaries and polling places within each ward.


The polling districts and polling places review began with a stakeholder pre-consultation in September 2021. Formal consultation on the initial proposals took place in October and November 2021.

Final polling arrangements

Revised recommendations were drafted following the end of consultation, taking into account all of the representations received.

The final scheme report made several changes to initial proposals and was approved by Lambeth’s Corporate Committee on 27 January 2022. 

See details of Lambeth’s updated polling districts and polling places:

You can also see maps of current and future polling arrangements:

What happens next

A revised electoral register will be published on 7 February 2022, reflecting changes to Lambeth’s wards and polling districts.

Lambeth’s Electoral Registration Officer will write to all households in the borough after publication of the revised register, informing them of their new ward and any changes to their voting arrangements for the May 2022 elections.