Peter Southgate was first elected
to represent Merton Park Ward in 2002 and re-elected as Leader of
the MPWIR in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He chairs the
Overview & Scrutiny Commission (OSC), which is responsible
for scrutinising the budget and holding the
executive to account. It recently completed a review of volunteering in Merton. Peter also sits on the
Planning Applications Committee and the Safer
and Stronger Partnership.
Peter has lived in Merton all his life.
As a child he lived in Wimbledon Park and attended Wimbledon Park Primary School and Kingston Grammar School. He
went to Manchester University to study Economics
and Sociology and met his wife Pauline, a mathematician. They
married and settled in Merton Park in 1967. They
moved to their present home in Dorset Road in
1973. Both their sons attended Merton Park Primary and Wimbledon
Chase Middle School.
Peter spent his career in market
research, first with major agencies and then, from 1981,
heading up his own research consultancy. In the
local community he is a governor of Merton Park
Primary School, a trustee of the Merton and Morden Guild and chair
of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Liaison
Click here to see Peter's Webpage on the Merton Website