Peter Smith, Baron Smith of Leigh
Peter Smith has been a member of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council since 1978 and was chairman of finance committee 1982 to 1991. Since 1991 he has been Leader of the Council. He was created a life peer on 5 August 1999 as Baron Smith of Leigh, of Wigan in the County of Greater Manchester. Since 2005 he has been treasurer of the Rugby League Group and, since 2006, Vice-chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Departmental Committee for Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. He is currently the Chairman of Local Government Leadership, a body seeking to develop leadership skills in local government.
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