Len Duvall

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Len Duvall

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Len Duvall speaking in Excel in 2008
Member of the London Assembly
for Greenwich and Lewisham
Assumed office
4 May 2000
Preceded byOffice Created
Majority38,037 (28.9%)
Personal details
BornWoolwich, London, England
Political partyLabour Co-operative

Leonard Lloyd Duvall OBE (born September 1961)[1] is a Labour and Co-operative Party politician, member of the London Assembly and a former chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority.[2]

Early career[edit]

Duvall was born and raised in Woolwich.[3] Duvall was a councillor for the London Borough of Greenwich from 1990 until 2001, during which time he was Deputy Leader of the council, until 1992, when he became Leader, a position he held until his election to the London Assembly.[4] He was one of the founders of the New Local Government Network, Chair of the Thames Gateway London Partnership, Chair of the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, Vice-Chair of the Local Government Information Unit, a non–executive Director of Millennium Experience Ltd, Deputy Chair of the Association of London Government, a member of the Council of Europe and Chamber of the Regions, Chair of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (1998–2005), and in 1998 he was appointed an OBE for "services to Local Government in London and to the Thames Gateway Partnership".[5][6]

London Assembly[edit]

He was first elected as an AM in 2000, and retained his Greenwich and Lewisham seat in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 elections.[7][8][9] He is Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, as well as a member of the Business Management and Administration Committee, the Confirmation Hearings Committee, the Standards Committee, and Deputy Chair of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee.[10]

Outside the London Assembly, he is the Chair of the Greater London Labour Party, a non-executive Director of Tilfen Land, a property development company and a board member of the Royal Artillery Museums Trust,[11] his father and grandfather having served as gunners in the Royal Artillery.[12]


  1. ^ "Mr Len Duvall". CheckCompany. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/len-duvall-interview/
  4. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  5. ^ "London Assembly Biography of Len Duvall". Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  6. ^ "No. 55155". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1998. p. 11.
  7. ^ http://www.glalabour.com/index.php?id=160
  8. ^ "Results 2012". London Elects. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Results 2016". London Elects. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  11. ^ http://www.london.gov.uk/assembly/members/duvalll.jsp
  12. ^ http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/len-duvall-interview/
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chris Robbins
Chair of the London Labour Party
Succeeded by