Sir Steve Bullock
Mayor of Lewisham
Sir Steve Bullock was elected as Lewisham’s first directly-elected mayor in 2002. He was elected for a fourth term in May 2014. He serves as Deputy Leader of the Labour Group at the Local Government Association (LGA) and is Chair of the Commercial Board. He was elected to the London Councils’ executive in June 2010 and leads on Housing and has acted as Vice-Chair of the Homes for London Board since 2012.
Mayor Sir Steve’s local government career started in policy in the then Greater London Council (GLC). In 1982 he was elected on to Lewisham Council, where he served as Leader for five years between 1988 and 1993. He also ran a local community health council and became non-executive director and then Chair of Lewisham Hospital Trust.
Sir Steve is also Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, which brings organisations from the statutory and community sectors address the Borough’s health needs. He is a former Chair of the Association of London Authorities.
Sir Steve’s services to local government were recognised with a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2007.