Thornton is one of 21 wards within the London Borough of Lambeth.
The boundary goes north along Clarence Avenue from the Thornton crossroads with Poynders Road until the junction with Kings Avenue where it heads south.
At Bourke Close the boundary then circumnavigates Clapham Park Estate until meeting New Park Road which it follows down and through to Emmanuel Road until meeting up with Cavendish Road, where it heads back north to Poynders Road and the junction with Clarence Avenue.
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- Thornton ward is dominated by Clapham Park Estate, which takes up approximately a third of the ward.
- Other estates include Hydethorpe, Poynders Gardens, Sinclair, Thornton Gardens, and Weir Estate, these estates are managed by Lambeth Living.
- Schools include La Retraite, St Bernadette, Henry Cavendish, St Bede’s, Telferscot and Glenbrook.
The 2001 Census has shown that Thornton Ward’s population is approximately 12,500 people, with around 9000 registered electors. There are a large proportion of young adults aged between 16 and 24, with a high level of economic activity. Thornton Ward has a high rate of people aged 0-15 with long-term limiting illness. The ward also has a high proportion of couple families with dependent children where only one parent works. There was a large increase in private renting between 1991 and 2001.