London Electricity Board
The London Electricity Board was the public sector utility company responsible for electricity generation and electrical infrastructure maintenance in London prior to 1990. It was shortened to LEB in its green and blue logo, consisting of the three letters. As London Electricity plc it was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Formed as the London Electricity Board in 1948 as part of the nationalisation of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947, it was privatised in 1990, as London Electricity plc.
A notable employee of the business is John Major, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. He joined them in 1963 and remained there until May 1965, when he moved to the Standard Chartered Bank to take up an executive role.
- London Electricity goes to France BBC News, 30 November 1998