Lord Willy Bach

Lord Willy Bach

Lord Willy Bach has lived in the City and County for over 40 years.

Following a high profile career in both criminal justice and public service, he brings valuable experience to his new role as PCC for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

He was a criminal law barrister, prosecuting and defending at the Leicester Bar for 25 years. He was an elected Councillor on both Leicester City and Harborough District Councils.

During this time he served a term as Mayor of Lutterworth. Created a Labour life peer in 1998, he has served as a Justice Minister and more recently as Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Legal Aid Minister, a role he resigned upon his election as PCC.

Other Parliamentary appointments include Parliamentary Under-Secretary at DEFRA and the Ministry of Defence, where he was involved in the Joint Strike Fighter project with the US Department of Defense, resulting in Lockheed Martin’s contract award.

A Leicester City football season ticket holder for over 40 years, he also enjoys cricket, music and hard boiled American crime fiction. Married, with three children, he lives near Lutterworth.

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