Larkhall (ward)

Larkhall is a ward in the London Borough of Lambeth, represented locally by Labour councillors Andy Wilson, Tina Valcarcel and Tim Windle. Prior to her entry to Parliament, it was represented by Marsha de Cordova MP. It is one of eight wards in the Vauxhall constituency represented at national level by Florence Eshalomi MP.

Population17,243 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
Unitary authority
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Surrey
Post townLondon
UK Parliament
List of places

Ward profile

Larkhall is sandwiched between Clapham and Stockwell and most residents perceive themselves to be living in either Clapham or Stockwell. Three main roads run through the ward from north to south - Landor Road in the east, Clapham Road in the centre, and Wandsworth Road in the west. The ward is named Larkhall because Larkhall Rise, then Larkhall Lane runs through the middle of it.

Larkhall contains four schools: Larkhall Infants and Junior School, St Andrew's School, Lansdowne School and Griffin primary school. There is a police station on the corner of Union Grove and Smedley Street, and Lambeth Hospital is on Landor Road.

The main Lambeth Housing estates are Fenwick, Springfield, Larkhall, Clapham Road, Patmore and Gaskell Street. Stockwell Gardens and the three imposing towers of Grantham Road are run by Hyde Southbank housing association.


The 2001 Census showed that Larkhall has a population of approximately 14,000 people, with 10,000 registered electors. A large proportion of its population was born outside of the EU. There are a large proportion of young adults aged between 16 and 24, with a high level of economic activity. Larkhall has a high rate of people aged 0–15 with long-term limiting illness. Larkhall has a high proportion of older people not living alone, and not in a couple. There was a large increase in private renting between 1991 and 2001.

Lambeth Council elections


Larkhall 2018 (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Valcarcel* 2,063 59.5 9.4
Labour Andy Wilson * 1,893
Labour Tim Windle 1,751
Green Colleen Campbell 513 13.6 1.4
Conservative Thomas Mytton 501 14.2 2.2
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Baines 492 12.6 4.6
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Baines 458
Conservative Abiola Kingsley-Osaiga 455
Green Jo Parkes 415
Conservative Leila Abdi-Yaasen 411
Green Nick Hattersley 386
Liberal Democrats John Medway 354
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Larkhall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marsha de Cordova 1,809
Labour Christiana Valcarcel * 1,651
Labour Andy Wilson 1,503
Conservative Victoria Lowe 651
Conservative Matthew Jupp 650
Green Lisa Perry 546
Conservative Alison Trelawny 517
Green Joe Dalton 492
Green Ciaran Osborne 431
Liberal Democrats Claire Church 329
Liberal Democrats Alistair Mills 271
UKIP Sean Marriott 265
Liberal Democrats Alistair MacDonald 216
TUSC Alexander Betteridge 100
Socialist (GB) Adam Buick 49
Total votes
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing


  1. "Lambeth Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 October 2016.