Lord Kennedy is a Labour and Co-operative peer. Roy served as deputy leader of Southwark Council and was Director of Finance of the Labour Party. Lord Kennedy is Labour shadow minister for housing and local government for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and opposition spokesperson in the House of Lords on DCLG and other matters. Lord Kennedy is an Honorary Alderman of the London Borough of Southwark, on the executive committee of the Fabian Society, Vice President of the Local Government Association, Director of London Mutual Credit Union, and is a member of Surrey County Cricket Club and a season ticket holder at Millwall FC.
- Cllr John Cotton
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