Peter was born on the 24 September 1941 to Doris and John Connor. He was sixth in a family of ten children, three boys and seven girls.
They all lived in Hanky Park Pendleton, now known as the Salford precinct area and once written about by Robert Roberts as ‘the classic slum’, of which he has very fond memories.
He attended Primrose Hill Primary School and then Hankinson Street Boy’s School. Peter left school at fifteen to start his working life.
With his life experience in Salford, Peter’s political life started by joining the trade union in the engineering industry where he was later appointed as Shop Steward and Convenor. Some of the issues people faced back then are still very relevant today such as pay and conditions, education, health, housing and homelessness.
Alongside his wife Mary, who is also a writer and painter, Peter is kept very busy with his six children, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Peter and Mary also worked as foster parents in Salford for over 20 years.
Peter joined Salford City Council as an elected member in 1990 serving the Kersal Ward as a Labour councillor. He was appointed as Lead Member for Community and Social Services in 1999, Lead Member for Housing in 2003 and Assistant Mayor for Adult Services in 2012.
Peter is a keen supporter of football and rugby, and also enjoys reading. Peter’s motto in life is ‘There are no genius’ in this world, only a few that think they are...!!
This page was last updated on 18 May 2017