Sir Peter Soulsby
Sir Peter Soulsby has dedicated his life to public service, focusing on urban development and community engagement. Known for his visionary leadership in local government, Sir Peter has become a respected figure in civic administration and community development.
Early Life and Education
Born in 1948 in Bishop Auckland, Sir Peter showed an early interest in politics and social issues. He studied at Wyggeston Boys’ School, Leicester, and later at the University of Leicester, graduating with a degree in History, laying the groundwork for his future career in public service.
- 1974 – Leicester City Councillor: Began his political career, focusing on local governance and city development.
- 1981 – 2011 – Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester South: Represented Leicester South in the UK Parliament, advocating for policies that benefit urban communities.
- 2011 – Present – Mayor of Leicester: Elected as the first-ever directly elected mayor of Leicester, leading significant urban redevelopment and revitalization projects.
Sir Peter’s career has been marked by significant achievements, including the regeneration of Leicester’s city center and the promotion of sustainable urban policies.
Community and Charitable Work
Recognition and Awards
Personal Philosophy and Values
Sir Peter operates on the principles of sustainable development, community engagement, and transparent governance. He believes in the power of local government to positively transform communities and improve the lives of citizens.
Currently, Sir Peter is engaged in overseeing the ongoing development and modernization projects within Leicester, continuing his lifelong mission of enhancing urban environments and fostering inclusive community growth.