Steve Reed

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Steve Reed
Steve Reed (Steven Mark Ward Reed, born 1963) is a Labour politician. He was leader of Lambeth council from May 2006 to 2012 and a deputy chair of the Local Government Association.[1] He became MP for Croydon North at a by-election in 2012.

In May 2010 he launched a consultation on plans to turn Lambeth into the country’s first "co-operative council"[2][3] 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.[4]

Steve Reed is openly gay.[5] He was ranked number 37 in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2011 and 23 in the Pride Power List 2011.

External links Steve Reed blog Lambeth Council Leader blog


  2. "Lambeth Council plans to be a cooperative" BBC News 18 February 2010
  3. Mary O'Hara, "Council moves to tackle violent crime" The Guardian, 30 July 2008
  4. Allegra Stratton, "John Lewis Council" The Guardian, 17 February 2010