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Leonard Lloyd Duvall OBE (born September 1961)[1] is a Labour and Co-operative Party politician serving as the Leader of the Labour Party in the London Assembly and a former chair of both the Metropolitan Police Authority[2] and the London Labour Party Regional Board.[3]

Len Duvall

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Len Duvall speaking in Excel in 2008
Leader of the Labour Party in the London Assembly
Assumed office
2002
Preceded byNicky Gavron
Chair of the London Labour Party
In office
2002–2019
Preceded byChris Robbins
Succeeded byJim Kelly
Member of the London Assembly
for Greenwich and Lewisham
Assumed office
4 May 2000
Preceded byOffice Created
Majority54,895 (33.6%)
Personal details
BornWoolwich, London, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour Co-operative
ProfessionPolitician

Early careerEdit

Duvall was born and raised in Woolwich.[4] Duvall was a councillor for the London Borough of Greenwich from 1990 until 2001, during which time he was Deputy Leader of the council, until 1992, when he became Leader, a position he held until his election to the London Assembly.[5] He was one of the founders of the New Local Government Network, Chair of the Thames Gateway London Partnership, Chair of the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, Vice-Chair of the Local Government Information Unit, a non–executive Director of Millennium Experience Ltd, Deputy Chair of the Association of London Government, a member of the Council of Europe and Chamber of the Regions, Chair of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (1998–2005), and in 1998 he was appointed an OBE for "services to Local Government in London and to the Thames Gateway Partnership".[6][7]

London AssemblyEdit

He was first elected as an AM in 2000, and retained his Greenwich and Lewisham seat in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections.[8][9][10] In June 2019, Duvall was once again selected as Labour candidate for Greenwich and Lewisham at the 2020 London Assembly election.[11] He is Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, Chair of both the EU Exit Working Group[12] and the GLA Oversight Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee and the Budget and Monitoring Sub-Committee.[13]

Outside the London Assembly, he is a non-executive Director of Tilfen Land, a property development company and a board member of the Royal Artillery Museums Trust,[14] his father and grandfather having served as gunners in the Royal Artillery.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Len Duvall". CheckCompany. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Labour left sweeps the London regional board | LabourList". labourlist.org. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  4. ^ http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/len-duvall-interview/
  5. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  6. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  7. ^ "No. 55155". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1998. p. 11.
  8. ^ http://www.glalabour.com/index.php?id=160
  9. ^ "Results 2012". London Elects. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Results 2016". London Elects. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Six Labour London Assembly members standing for re-election in May 2020 | East London & West Essex Guardian". guardian-series.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  12. ^ "EU Exit Working Group | London City Hall". london.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  13. ^ "London Assembly – Membership of Committees/Bodies and Terms of Reference 2019/20 | London Assembly" (PDF). london.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  14. ^ http://www.london.gov.uk/assembly/members/duvalll.jsp
  15. ^ http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/len-duvall-interview/
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chris Robbins
Chair of the London Labour Party
2002–2019
Succeeded by
Jim Kelly