Richard Leeming

Richard was elected to represent Dulwich Village in May 2018. His association with Dulwich goes back nearly 40 years. His family moved to Dulwich when he was a teenager and his parents lived in the village until his father moved away just before the may 2018 elections.

Since being elected Richard has worked hard to tackle the growing levels of traffic in and around Dulwich. With his ward colleague Cllr Margy Newens he launched the ‘Our Healthy Streets’ consultation, a co-design initiative with the community, designed to identify solutions which would make it easier for people living in the ward to get around by walking and cycling. He was also deputy cabinet member for digital delivery between 2018 and 2020 and worked on a strategies for digital connectivity and digital delivery of public health interventions. He has been a member of the Environment Scrutiny Commission, the Business and Education Scrutiny Commission and Planning sub-committee B. He is currently the press officer and social media officer for the Labour Group.

Richard started his career as a journalist in independent radio before joining the BBC. He then became one of the BBC’s earliest digital producers creating innovative audience-facing digital services. Since leaving the BBC in 2016 he’s worked as a self-employed innovation consultant, specialising in digital transformation in the cultural sector and the creative industries. He’s currently most interested in how the threat of climate change and the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are combining with the switch to e-commerce and the effects of a decade of Tory economic vandalism to fundamentally change the character of the places where people call home.

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