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Thornton ward is an administrative division of the London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom.

London Borough of Lambeth Borough in United Kingdom

Lambeth is a London borough in south London, England, which forms part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha and in 1255 as Lambeth. The geographical centre of London is at Frazier Street near Lambeth North tube station, though nearby Charing Cross on the other side of the Thames in the City of Westminster is traditionally considered the centre of London.

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The ward comprises the communities of Clapham Park and the Hyde Farm Estate. The ward shares the borough's western boundary with Wandsworth along Cavendish Road and Emmanuel Road alongside Tooting Bec Common. The south eastern boundary then continues along Emmanuel Road and New Park Road to the A205 South Circular Road. The boundaries of northern part of the ward follow the boundaries of the Clapham Park estate east of Kings Avenue and then cross to run down Clarence Avenue and Poynders Road.

Clapham Park area in the Borough of Lambeth in London

Clapham Park is an area in the Borough of Lambeth in London, to the south of central Clapham and west of Brixton.

London Borough of Wandsworth Borough in United Kingdom

Wandsworth is a London borough in England, and forms part of Inner London. The local authority is Wandsworth London Borough Council.

The ward is located in the Streatham parliamentary constituency.

Streatham (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1918 onwards

Streatham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Chuka Umunna, who was elected as a Labour MP, but left the party in February 2019 to form Change UK. He resigned from Change UK in June 2019 and now sits as a Liberal Democrat.

Political history

In the London local elections of 1968, the Conservatives took control of the Greater London Council on a landslide. Included in this was Lambeth, where the Conservatives also swept to power. In the previously safe Labour ward of Ferndale, they took all three seats. Third of the three elected was future Prime Minister John Major, seventy votes ahead of his nearest Labour rival. Major, who had grown up nearby, was made Chairman of the Housing Committee, and responsible for overseeing the building of several large council estates. However, in 1971, the trend was reversed, both in London as a whole and Lambeth. This time, Major instead contested Thornton, where the Conservatives had enjoyed a comfortable victory in 1968, but Labour took all three seats back, and Major came fifth overall, losing his place on the council. [1]

1968 London local elections

Local government elections were held in the thirty-two London boroughs on Thursday 9 May 1968. Polling stations were open between 8am and 9pm.

Conservative Party (UK) Political party in the United Kingdom

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, sometimes informally called the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 313 Members of Parliament, and also has 249 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, eight members of the London Assembly and 8,916 local councillors.

Greater London Council was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London

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Lambeth Council elections

Thornton 2018 (3)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Lib Peck * 2,140
Labour Jane Edbrooke 1,999
Labour Ed Davie * 1,990
Conservative Martin Reid645
Conservative Michael Spencer511
Conservative Vernon de Maynard489
Green Katherine Curran388
Green Adrian Audsley364
Liberal Democrat Duncan Brack329
Liberal Democrat Rebecca MacNair328
Green Anja Thies292
Liberal Democrat Conor Doherty235
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Jane Edbrooke was previously an Oval ward councillor (2010-2018).

Thornton 2014 (3)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Lib Peck *2,280
Labour Diana Morris *2,220
Labour Ed Davie *2,113
UKIP Bruce Machan764
Conservative Simon Hemsley664
Conservative Vernon de Maynard570
Conservative Savill Young481
Green Adrian Audsley360
Green Hannah Kershaw336
Green Charles Lankaster272
Liberal Democrat Rebecca MacNair271
Liberal Democrat Duncan Brack258
Liberal Democrat John Pindar227
Total votes10,816
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Thornton 2010 (3)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Diana Morris *2,614
Labour Lib Peck *2,609
Labour Edward Davie2,399
Liberal Democrat John Pindar1,705
Liberal Democrat Christopher Keating1,670
Liberal Democrat Andrew Waterman1,383
Conservative Melanie Ball1,188
Conservative Simon Hemsley1,104
Conservative Vernon de Maynard1,004
Green Adrian Audsley504
Green Charles Gay373
Green Helen Kersley311
Total votes16,861
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Thornton 2006 (3)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Lib Peck *1,494
Labour Diana Morris1,445
Labour Michael Hipwell1,354
Liberal Democrat John Pindar *1,094
Liberal Democrat James Sparling946
Liberal Democrat Suzanne Whitehead925
Conservative Joy Jackson480
Green Adrian Audsley470
Conservative Vernon de Maynard462
Conservative Philippa Stone457
Green Charles Evans372
Green Louise Wakefield363
Total votes9,862
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

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References

  1. "London Elections Reports". Elections - London Datastore.

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