In May 2010 he launched a consultation on plans to turn Lambeth into the country’s first "co-operative council" intending to deliver better services more cost-effectively by giving more control to communities and service users. This was reported in The Guardian as a possible new model for Labour in local government.
http://cllrstevereed.wordpress.com/ Steve Reed blog
http://lambethcouncilleader.wordpress.com/ Lambeth Council Leader blog
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8522105.stm "Lambeth Council plans to be a cooperative" BBC News 18 February 2010
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/jul/30/youngpeople.youthjustice Mary O'Hara, "Council moves to tackle violent crime" The Guardian, 30 July 2008
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/17/labour-rebrand-lambeth-john-lewis-council Allegra Stratton, "John Lewis Council" The Guardian, 17 February 2010