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Cllr Peter John OBE

Cllr Peter John OBE
Leader; Deputy chair and executive member for business, skills and Brexit
Southwark Council; London Councils

Peter John became a councillor in Southwark in 2002, Leader of the Labour Group in 2004 and became Leader of the Council following the local elections in 2010.

Under Peter’s leadership Southwark has become known for its’ progressive policies on regeneration, council house building and public health. Southwark is currently building 1500 new council homes to be completed by 2018; and is progressing major regeneration projects at the Elephant and Castle, Walworth, Canada Water and the Old Kent Road.

Southwark recently introduced free swimming and gym use for all residents at the council’s leisure centres.

Peter is the Deputy Chair of London Councils and Executive Member with responsibility for Business, Skills and Brexit. He has been a member of the London Enterprise Panel since 2013.

He has recently been chairing the government’s Area Review of Further Education in central London.

Peter was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2016.

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