Cllr Peter Black CBE

Peace Mala Endorsement

Lord Mayor of City & Count of Swansea

Peter Black CBE

I am delighted to add my support to the work of Peace Mala. They have grown in strength in recent years and are already having an impact on the younger generation in promoting peace irrespective of cultural, religious and geographical boundaries.

I am particularly impressed with their engagement with schools and local groups with the important message that community cohesion, citizenship, and preventing bullying and prejudice helps create a better world.

These key messages can apply to each and every one of us in all circumstances - kindness and compassion go a long way.

Peter Black is a graduate of Swansea University, a former member of the Welsh Assembly, Deputy Minister for Local Government in Wales from 2000 to 2003, and has been a Swansea Councillor since 1984.


He was appointed Commander of the British Empire in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to public life. He took up the post of Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea in May 2019 for the civic year 2019-2020.

Peter was born in 1960 in Clatterbridge Hospital and lived in Bebington, Wirral for the first 18 years of his life. He is the eldest of four children.

He attended Wirral Grammar School for Boys before moving to Swansea in 1978 where he studied at Swansea University, graduating in English and History in 1981.

Peter worked briefly at the former West Glamorgan County Council as a research assistant in the Social Service Department before taking up a permanent position at Swansea Land Registry in 1983.

He was elected for the Cwmbwrla Ward of Swansea City Council as the only Liberal member of that council in 1984.

Peter is a former Leader of the Opposition on the City and County of Swansea and has also served as the Chair of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

The Assassination of Morgan Sheckler is Peter's first novel.

He blogs regularly on political matters at and writes the occasional article for the South Wales Evening Post. These can be read at

Peter can also be found on Twitter @peterblackwales and on Facebook at

He is also on Instagram, where you will be able to find many pictures of his much loved cat.

Marshall (The Lord Mayor’s cat)
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