Letters from Lambeth council are going out to every household in the borough about the electoral register. If there are no change to the people listed it’s still important to confirm the details –easiest online or by text using the security codes in your letter. If you don’t confirm the names will come off the register after a while. People who are British, European, Commonwealth or Irish citizens are entitled to register to vote. Being on the electoral register also helps getting credit eg a credit card.
Any people new to the property or reaching age 17 must register individually – the easiest way is online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You can register to by post – but this is a slower two stage process.
The government has tightened up the rules making it harder for many people in Lambeth – especially those who move house a lot. This year a million people only just registered in time to vote in the general election in June. Many left it too late.
See our earlier post 15/5/17
People who chose to vote by post are voting now to choose the next London Mayor.
There are 3 ballot papers: one for the Mayor; one to represent Lambeth & Southwark on the Greater London Assembly(GLA) and one for party representatives on the GLA.
To be counted postal ballots must be posted in time to reach the Council by the end of May 5th. Or they can be handed in at any polling station on Thursday May 5th election day.
If your postal ballot has not arrived by post by Thursday 28th April you can get another one- apply in person to Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill SW2 1RD with photo-id and confirmation of your address.
Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood
The important elections for London Mayor are only a few weeks away. Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th
Online registering is very easy and takes only a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate. Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.
And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan
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There is voting from 7am to 10pm for a council by-election on Thursday 14th August in Knights Hill ward – that is the area between Knollys Rd, Norwood Rd, Elder Rd, Crown Dale , Crown Lane & Leigham Court Rd.
Sonia Winifred is the Labour candidate. Seen here out campaigning in the streets of Knights Hill. For more details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/elections/by-election-for-knights-hill-ward-14-august-2014
UPDATE: Sonia Winifred was elected with a majority of over 1,000 on August 14th. The results of the Knights Hill ward by-election were:
Lib Dem 94
Newly elected councillors Jane Pickard , Jackie Meldrum & Sonia Winifred at the count.
All 3 West Norwood wards( Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill & Thurlow Park) now have 3 Labour councillors each. Following the elections on 22nd May, with a 32% turnout, Lambeth council has 59 Labour councillors, 3 Tory councillors and one Green councillor.
For details of the results see:
The week after the bank holiday is a busy week for election hustings. Norwood Forum ( http://norwoodforum.org has organised separate husting meetings for candidates standing in each of the three wards in West Norwood to be held at St Luke’s church, Knights Hill SE27 0HS. Submit your questions at 6.45pm.
- Tuesday 6th is Gipsy Hill ward candidates
- Wednesday 7th May 2014 is Thurlow Park ward candidates
- Thursday 8th May 2014 is Knights Hill ward candidates
The Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce has also arranged hustings to hear from election candidates in the 5 boroughs that border Crystal Palace at 7pm in Queens Hotel, 122 Church Street SE19 2UG . See http://www.crystalpalacechamber.org/
Its easy to vote by post in the Council and Euro elections on May 22nd. Just fill in a postal vote form and get it back to the town hall by Wednesday 7th May. Your ballot papers arrive by post about a week in advance of election day giving you plenty of time to post back your vote in your local post box.
To apply see: