Steve O'Connell

Croydon and Sutton

Responsibilities for 2019-20

  • Deputy Chairman of the Health Committee
  • Deputy Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee
  • Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee

Key issues

  • Policing and crime
  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Transport


Steve has been a Croydon councillor for Kenley since 2002 and is a former Deputy Leader of Croydon Council.

Steve is a South Londoner who studied at Brockley Grammar School and who is a lifelong Crystal Palace supporter.  An animal lover, Steve is a Trustee of Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He successfully stood for election in May 2008 and in May 2012 as the London Assembly candidate for Croydon and Sutton and was re-elected in 2016.  He has a particular interest in crime and safety, plus community cohesion as well as protecting our environment and green spaces.  He is also a firm advocate for social mobility.

He was appointed as the Chair of the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee in May 2016 and is also a member of the Transport Committee, GLA Oversight Committee and the Confirmations Hearing Committee.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.