• Population


  • Births

    1,088 live births p/a average

  • Life Expectancy

    Men: 77.2, Women: 81.9

  • Demographics

    Non-white: 56.9%, White: 43.1%

  • Local Deprivation Rank (out of 23 wards)

    South Bermondsey: 9th, Rotherhithe: 12th, North Bermondsey: 14th, London Bridge and West Bermondsey: 15th, Surrey Docks: 22nd. Southwark ranked 40th out of 326 local authorities for deprivation (high)

  • Child Poverty Rate

    21.5% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits. (National average 13.5%)

  • New requests for adult social care support (per 100,000)


  • Crime rate per 1,000 people


Get Involved in Bermondsey & Rotherhithe


Attending an event held by your local community is a great way to get to know the area you live, or get involved in local initiatives. 

All the events uploaded to Southwark CAN are geared towards either getting you involved in your community through activism, volunteering or meetings, or events that give you the chance to meet and learn more about the people in your area.

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Are you a charity or community organisation looking to get connected to Southwark's voluntary and community sector?

Wards & Councillors

Bermondsey & Rotherhithe have 5 wards with a total of 15 councillors.

Ward councillors for Bermondsey & Rotherhithe are listed beneath each of the pictures below.

Get in touch with councillors if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in. Click on the names in each list to be redirected to their contact details.

Click on the images below to open ward maps in a new window.

Councillor Humaira Ali (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor William Houngbo (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Damian O’Brien – Deputy Leader of the Majority Opposition Group (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Anood Al-Samerai – Leader of the Majority Opposition Group (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Eliza Mann– (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Hamish McCallum (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Sunny Lambe (Labour)

Councillor Leo Pollak – Cabinet Member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Council Homes (Labour)

Councillor Leanne Werner (Labour)

Councillor Stephanie Cryan– Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation (Labour)

Councillor Kath Whittam(Labour)

Councillor Bill Williams (Labour) 

Councillor Nick Johnson – (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Jane Salmon – (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Dan Whitehead – (Liberal Democrat)

Download Southwark Council's Area Profile for Bermondsey & Rotherhithe

Empowering Communities​

Empowering Communities is a community engagement programme run by Southwark Council.

The programme aims to make communicating local issues to the council easier for community organisations, residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Each of Bermondsey & Rotherhithe’s wards meets with their councillors a few times per year to talk about issues affecting their neighbourhood, and discuss ways that public money and time could be spent improving it, or even new regeneration proposals in the area.

Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome to join these meetings. 

These are your opportunity to directly engage with the issues in your local neighbourhood.

Your local councillor organises community meetings for members of their ward to discuss issues affecting the local area.​

Sometimes, your councillor will chair a joint meeting with a neighbouring ward/ councillor to discuss an issue affecting both wards.

Twice a year, the council hosts a multi-ward meeting for residents across several wards. 

These meetings are mainly for funding programmes information, process, and announcement of decisions, including:


Cleaner Greener Safer

Neighbourhoods Fund

Democracy Fund

Devolved Highways Fund


Bermondsey & Rotherhithe represented at the North-West forum AND the North-East Forum


London Bridge & West Bermondsey Ward are in the North-West Forum.



North Bermondey, South Bermondsey and Surrey Docks and Rotherhithe Wards are in the North-East Forum

In each multi-ward forum, a Councillor will be a community champion and will chair these meetings, ensuring they operate effectively. 

Contact this councillor and the Empowering Communities Development Officer (below) for more information on ward meetings and multi-forum meetings.


Community Champion for North-East Forum: Sunny Lambe / sunny.lambe@southwark.gov.uk / 07985 114 345


Community Champion for North-West Forum: David Noakes/ 020 7525 1326, david.noakes@southwark.gov.uk 

You can contact the local Development Officer with questions, suggestions and feedback for the council on things like policy, grants, and public spending in your ward or multi-ward forum. They also provide administrative and organisational support. You can find their contact details below.


Bridget Galloway
Tel: 020 752 1780
Email: bridget.galloway@southwark.gov.uk




Pauline Bonner
Tel: 020 752 1780
Email: pauline.bonner@southwark.gov.uk


To see when your next ward or forum meeting is, click the button below to visit our events section

Member of Parliament

The UK public elects Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent the interests and concerns of their constituents in the House of Commons.

MPs can assist you in a variety of ways, from making private enquiries on your behalf, to raising matters publicly in the House of Commons.

Camberwell and Peckham
  • Telephone

    020 7219 4218

  • Email


  • Address

    Harriet Harman MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA (Please ensure that you include your full postal address).