Steve O'Connell

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This article is about the British politician. For the American lawyer, Florida Supreme Court justice and president of the University of Florida, see Stephen C. O'Connell.
Councillor Steve O'Connell
AM
Member of the London Assembly
for Croydon and Sutton
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 May 2008
Preceded by Andrew Pelling
Majority 9,418
Personal details
Born 1956
Dulwich
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Cllr Stephen O'Connell AM, born 9 September 1958, is a British Conservative politician. He is a member of the London Assembly for Croydon and Sutton and a councillor in the London Borough of Croydon for the Kenley Ward.

Steve O'Connell grew up on the Bellingham Estate in South London and attended Brockley County Grammar School. He qualified as a mortgage broker and financial advisor and worked in banking, including 28 years at Barclays Bank as well as at HSBC and NatWest.

He was first elected to Croydon Council in 2002 for Kenley ward. He served as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and when his party took control of the Council in 2006 he became Deputy Leader with responsibility for safety and cohesion.

He was elected to the London Assembly in May 2008. He kept his position in Croydon Council's cabinet but stepped down as Deputy Leader. He was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. After its abolition, he was appointed an adviser to Stephen Greenhalgh the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, in the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.[1]

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  1. ^ "Steve O'Connell named police adviser to Boris Johnson and calls for stop and search reform". Croydon Advertiser. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2014.

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