Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark

Roy Francis Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark (born 9 November 1962),[1] is a British Labour and Co-operative politician and life peer. He has served as the Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords since 2021, and the Shadow Housing, Communities and Local Government spokesperson since 2015.


The Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Kennedy in 2019
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords
Assumed office
1 June 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byThe Lord McAvoy
Shadow Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Assumed office
18 September 2015
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Shadow Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office
In office
18 May 2021  31 May 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Shadow Spokesperson for Home Affairs
In office
18 September 2015  17 May 2021
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 June 2010
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1962-11-09) 9 November 1962 (age 58)
Political partyLabour and Co-operative
Alma materSt Thomas the Apostle School