Steve Reed MP OBE

Shadow Secretary of State for Defra MP for Croydon North

Steve Reed MP OBE was elected Member of Parliament for Croydon North in a by-election in November 2012. He is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

He was a councillor in Lambeth for 14 years and Leader of the Council from 2006 until his election as an MP, and before that worked in education publishing.

Steve led the idea of cooperative councils nationally, based on the principle that public services are more effective if they are directly accountable to the people who use them.

Steve led pioneering work to tackle violent youth crime, was co-chair of the UK’s biggest regeneration project at Vauxhall-Nine Elms, board member for children’s services and employment at London Councils, a board member of the London Enterprise Partnership, and Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association of which he is now a Vice President.

He is a Shadow Home Affairs Minister and President of the Co-operative Councils Innovation Network.