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2020 Executive

The Officers and Executive of LGBT+ are responsible for the running of the organisation. Your current Exec were elected in July 2020, with the next set of elections (for the 2021 Exec) set to take place in the Autumn. The exec are usually elected in Autumn each year, and take up their duties on the 1st January for a year.

More details coming soon.

Gareth Lewis Shelton

Chair: Gareth Lewis Shelton

Gareth is an entrepreneur working in the creative industries, and holds a MSc in Political Economy of Europe, with a special interest in welfare and business.

Gareth is also a member of the London Region Exec, and can be found on Twitter at @garethlshelton.

Stephen Lambert

Vice Chair: Stephen Lambert

Stephen is a gay man currently living in Rutland, after spending the last 10 years in Birmingham. He is in his fifth year of studying Philosophy, politics and economics at the Open University.

Stephen has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and played a part in organising numerous events within the Birmingham LGBT+ community. He has also helped organise local campaigns such as "No TERFs on our turf".

Outside of politics he enjoys running, reading and spending time with his dog Peanut & Tortoise El Gato.

Andy Hinton

Secretary: Andy Hinton

Andy is a bisexual man living in Wandsworth in south London. He was born in Leeds, and grew up mostly in Shrewsbury. He works in theatre sound, so is accustomed to the idea that he is doing a good job if most people don't know he's there at all.

He joined the Liberal Democrats under Charles Kennedy, on the basis of a belief that sitting waiting for politics to engage with you never got anybody anywhere, and having concluded on an assessment of the main parties that it was the closest one to him. He's not yet shifted in either of those beliefs, so the Lib Dems are stuck with him for the time being.

Alan Collins Rosell

Treasurer: Alan Collins Rosell

Alan is a bisexual man living in Gillingham. He was born in Chatham and aside from brief spells in Birmingham and Barcelona has lived in Medway for most of his life. He is currently studying for a masters in legal practice by distance learning at De Montfort University while working full time at a local firm of solicitors.

Alan joined the Liberal Democrats during the 2017 general election and has been the treasurer of the Medway local party since 2018. He has campaigned on mental health issues for many years and started campaigning on LGBT+ rights after coming out at the age of 30.

Outside of politics, Alan is also the treasurer for two local armed forces charities, volunteers for a youth organisation and is (slowly) learning Spanish and Catalan.

Jasmine Josephine Sakura-Rose

Membership Secretary: Jasmine Jos├ęphine Sakura-Rose

Jasmine Jos├ęphine (Jaz) lives in the Valleys and has recently finished studying sign language at college. She was born in Brecon and now lives just outside Nelson.

Jaz studied Geology, Geophysics, and Archaeology at Durham University and then studied and train in law under the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives after moving back to the Valleys.

Jaz is a passionate campaigner for better healthcare and services for LGBTQ+ people, as well campaigning on GRA reform and trans rights.

Charley Hasted

Em Dean

Fraser Graham

Fraser Graham

Fraser is a cis bisexual man, living and working in Edinburgh as a Chartered Architect, with a flatmate and two rats (Named Coco and Alyssa).

He Joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016 following the Brexit Vote, and became Convener of his local party in 2019. He has played a part in organising the Lib Dem presence at Edinburgh Pride in 2018 and 2019, and in 2020 he helped to organise the first 'Scottish Lib Dems Virtual Pride'.

Outside of politics he enjoys baking and Eurovision, and once hosted a Lib Dem Eurovision Party dressed as Conchita Wurst.

George Rice

Jennie Rigg

Jennie Rigg

Jennie is a cis bisexual polyamorous woman. She is a candidate assessor for the party, co-host of Glee Club (when there isn't a pandemic on), and the former chair of this organisation. She once resigned from the party on a point of principle: the principle hasn't changed, but the make up of the party has.

She lives in Yorkshire with her dogs, her son, and sundry partners. She is fond of science fiction, cocktails, and beards of all kinds.

Lucy Tonge

Natasha Chapman