Your representatives

Your representatives

You have several elected representatives at different levels of government.

Our local area is represented by:

  • 3 councillors in Bishop's Ward
  • A London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark
  • And an MP for Vauxhall

Your councillors

Your councillors

Your 3 Bishop's Ward councillors represent you on the Lambeth Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for local services, including planning, council housing, rubbish collection, local roads, and public paths. Most councillors are not paid a salary, but get a basic allowance for the work they do.

What do councillors do?

Local councillors could take part in a range of activities (here is a PDF of an outline job description). There are a lot of activities in this list and this might look daunting but usually there are three councillors in each ward, and they share this workload, passing queries onto staff at the Council for further action.

One way to describe a Councillor job is to think of it as an advocate and supporter of the local community, taking action on issues raised by constituents and lobbying the Council for resources for the ward. Another part of the role is helping to “oversee” the work of the Council by sitting on Council Committees, making sure that local residents are given quality public services.

Who are our local councillors?

Bishop's Ward has three councillors, all of whom are Labour Party members. Learn more about them below:

Name

Kevin Craig

Years as councillor6
Term ends2022
BioKevin first stood to be your local councillor in 2006 and has been dedicated to serving our area for the last 14 years. Kevin is a father of two and a selfmade businessman. He has spent over half his life living on Lambeth council estates and his passion is fighting for better housing. Kevin is a charity trustee, a former school governor and fought successfully to protect St Thomas' Hospital and against the Garden Bridge. In 2012, Kevin carried the Olympic torch because of his work on behalf of disabled children.
Emailkcraig@lambeth.gov.uk
Websitekevincraig.co.uk
Twitter@kevindcraig
SurgeriesSecond Wednesday of the month (except August) from 6:30pm at:
The Waterloo Action Centre
14 Baylis Road
SE1 7AA

Name

Ibrahim Dogus

Years as councillor2
Term ends2022
BioIbrahim Dogus is a Waterloo resident and owner of a small business in our area. A father of two, he is the founder of Lambeth Life newspaper, a social enterprise that seeks to bolster local community ties while showcasing the best of Lambeth. Ibrahim is a long standing community and human rights activist with a particular interest in increasing equal opportunities for all, particularly in the areas of education and entrepreneurship.
Tel07542 943529
Emailidogus@lambeth.gov.uk
Websiteibrahimdogus.com
Twitter@ibrahim_dogus
SurgeriesFor an online/remote surgery - email idogus@lambeth.gov.uk or call on 07525 185288 and 07542 943529

Name

Jennie Mosley

Years as councillor6
Term ends2022
BioJennie has lived in the Southbank / Waterloo community for most of her life and has raised her three children here. Jennie works for a national charity for elderly people. Jennie has played a key role in her community, including helping to set up the local charity Familylinks. Jennie is a former trustee of Waterloo Action Centre and has sat on the board of Coin Street Centre Trust. She has campaigned tirelessly against anti-social behaviour and for better housing. She was a leading member of the campaign against the Garden Bridge.
Emailjmosley@lambeth.gov.uk
Tel07920 548104
SurgeriesSecond Wednesday of the month (except August) from 6:30pm at:
The Waterloo Action Centre
14 Baylis Road
SE1 7AA