Facts about Lambeth
Until 1889, Surrey included the present-day London borough of Lambeth. When it drew the boundaries for the London boroughs, the government initially suggested that the Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth and the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark be merged into a new borough. The southern and eastern sections of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth would form another.
In the 2010 Lambeth Council election, Labour gained seats and the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and Greens lost seats. During 2014 the Liberal Democrats lost their seats, Conservatives were reduced to three and the Greens to one. Labour, gaining seats from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, had 59 seats.
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.
In the northern part of the borough are the central London districts of the South Bank, Vauxhall and Lambeth. The south is the suburbs of Gipsy Hill, Streatham, West Dulwich and West Norwood. Between are the developed and inner-city districts of Brixton, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Herne Hill, Stockwell, Tulse Hill and Kennington. Each at different stages of gentrification with suburban and urban elements.