Cllr Ian Wingfield Board member

Cllr Ian Wingfield LWARB Board member

Ian was born and grew up in Chester and studied at the Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College London. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History, a MSc (Econ) degree in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and a PhD degree in Industrial Sociology.  He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Life Member of the Institute of Management Services. He is a Liveryman of both the Worshipful Companies of Loriners and Glaziers.

Elected to Southwark Council in October 1989 Ian has held the following positions: Chief Whip Labour Group 1990-2002, Leader Labour Group 2002-2004, Deputy Leader Labour Group and Council 2010-2016, Cabinet Member for Housing 2010-2014, Cabinet Member for Communities/Culture, Employment & Business 2014-2016 and Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm (2016-18). Ian was Labour Whip to the Association of London Government 1990-2002, and a Member Local Government Association 1990-2004 and 2010-2016. Ian was also employed as a Political and Research Officer with the Communication Workers Union 1988-2015.  He has twice been selected as a Parliamentary Candidate, and has also worked in Parliament in both the House of Lords and House of Commons. Ian was seconded to the Labour Party as a Senior Legal & Constitutional Officer at Westminster between 2003 and 2005, and as a policy researcher in 2015 in the run-up to the General Election.

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