Executive member for crime and public protection (Lab)
Councillor Lib Peck has been the leader of Lambeth council since 2012, and a councillor for the Thornton ward since 2001; a seat she was returned to with a majority of over 1500 on 22 May 2014.
Having studied history at the University of Manchester, Lib has worked for a peace organisation, for Justice, an eminent UK human rights organisation, and served on the board of the Prisoners of Conscience Trust.
Lib has had a lifelong interest in politics and decided to become a councillor to better represent her community in Thornton.
Lib is also a big advocate of women’s and human rights. She is proud to be one of the few female leaders in local government, and is keen to champion women’s involvement in politics. She is also a strong proponent of the London Living Wage, and worked to ensure that Lambeth became one of the first councils to pay it to all its employees.
She was appointed to the role of executive member for crime and public protection at London Councils in 2014.