has lived in Leicester South for over 30 years. During this
time he served on Leicester Council – 17 years as Council
leader. He spearheaded City Challenge, bringing over £400m
of jobs and regeneration to Leicester – including the
land for the Walkers Stadium.
Throughout his public life Peter has campaigned for the very
best for all our communities.
He was knighted by the Queen in 1999 for services to the City
Born in Bishop Auckland
on December 27 1948.
Educated at City of Leicester College of Education and Leicester University.
Council Leader 1981-1994, 1995-1999
Chaired Leicester City Challenge Project 1994-1998
Former member Audit Commission
Former member Beacon Council Advisory Panel
Formerly Head of Regions for the British Lung Foundation
and Deputy Chair of British Waterways. Interested in inland
waterways restoration and use.
1979 general election
Leicester South by-election, 2004
Elected member for Leicester South May 5 2005 general
election (results...) and increased his majority in 2010 General Election
October 2010: Peter was appointed as Shadow Enviroment Minister
Photo below shows Peter together with his late wife Alison, and their three children, Cassandra, Eleanor and Lauren and six grandchildren; the latest grandson was born on January 4 2010. One of their favourite family photos is shown below.
Below, one of Peter's grandchildren, Alfie, pictured here being held by his cousin Robert.
Peter's most recent grandson, Ewan, who was born on January 4 2010