Peckham has 5 wards with a total of 13 councillors. All councillor seats are occupied by Labour Party candidates.

Listed below are the elected representatives that represent the people of Peckham. Get in touch with them if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in. 

Nunhead and Queen's Road

Councillor Sunil Chopra (Labour)
Councillor Gavin Edwards (Labour)
Councillor Sandra Rhule - Deputy Mayor of Southwark (Labour)

Old Kent Road

Councillor Evelyn Akoto - Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health (Labour)
Councillor Richard Livingstone - Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality (Labour)
Councillor Michael Situ (Labour)


Councillor Barrie Hargrove (Labour)
Councillor Johnson Situ - Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning (Labour)
Councillor Cleo Soanes (Labour)

Peckham Rye

Councillor Renata Hamvas (Labour)
Councillor Victoria Mills Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit (Labour)

Rye Lane

Councillor Jasmine Ali - Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care (Labour)
Councillor Peter Babudu - Deputy 


Residents of Peckham are represented at the local level by their councillor. The 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.

To find out who your councillors are, please check the previous tab 'Councillors & MP'. There is also a link here to the council website where you can check which ward you're in using their interactive map.


Twice a year, the council hosts a multi-ward meeting for residents across several wards. Peckham is represented at the East-Central forum.

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



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

Community Champion: Sunil Chopra / / 020 7525 4277


You can contact the local Development Officer with questions, suggestions and feedback for the council on things like policy, grants, and public spending. You can find their contact details below.

The council also sends a monthly news letter with all the latest information on developments in your area. If you'd like to receive this newsletter, and/ or be alerted to news and events, you can request this with the EC development Officer:

Gill Kelly
Tel: 020 7525 3690


Southwark Council:

Community Southwark and other local stakeholders in Southwark are currently in the process of developing an interactive map of all the community groups, organisations, NGOs and more in the borough.

This will be a public resource with the aim of informing residents, businesses and friends of Southwark what services and groups are locally available. Keep your eyes peeled on Southwark CAN for more information. 

If you have any questions regarding community groups, or you want to get more connected with your community, please contact:

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