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2018 Executive

The Officers and Executive of LGBT+ are responsible for the running of the organisation. They are elected in Autumn each year, and take up their duties on the 1st January.

Jennie Rigg

Chair: Jennie Rigg

Jennie sits on Federal Conference Committee and the Yorkshire regional candidates committee. She works for a small internet start-up and lives in Brighouse with her daughter, her dogs, and her boyfriends. She is particularly interested in gin and beards.

Andrew Brown

Secretary: Andrew Brown

Andrew is a member of the City of Bristol Lib Dems where he is currently Secretary as well as being a campaigner for the party.

Richard Flowers

Treasurer: Richard Flowers

Richard grew up in the North West and went to school in Stockport, and he married his husband Alex at Stockport Town Hall in 2014. He lives and campaigns for the Liberal Democrats in Cheadle, though he can still sometime be seen in London, where he was once chair of Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats.

He is currently the treasurer of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats, and Liberal Democrat Immigrants, and serves on the Federal Finance and Resource Committee. For which reason, Jennie Rigg has dubbed him "Treasurer of All the Things".

In 2017 he was the Liberal Democrats candidate for the seat of Macclesfield.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

A former Executive Councillor on Cambridge City Council, Sarah was for many years the only openly transgender elected politician in the UK. She has appeared on the Independent On Sunday Rainbow List (formerly known as the Pink List) since 2011.

She is currently a trustee of Cambridgeshire LGBT charity the Kite Trust.

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Hywel ap Dafydd

Hywel is a former candidate for the National Assembly for Wales, an Organiser for Bristol North. Hywel has been living with HIV since 2009. In June 2011 he suffered a seizure due to cancer, temporarily paralysing the right side of his body. Over the course of the following year he overcame the cancer thanks to a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, learning to walk and write once more.

Although mobility impaired, Hywel in 2015 did a fire walk for the National AIDS Trust on Guy Fawkes Night, and took the Live HIV Neutral Pledge on the top of the O2 Arena in Greenwich. He calls them 'Disabled Extreme Sports'

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Iain Donaldson

Iain is a founding member of the Liberal Democrats (1988), having never been a member of any other political party. He was elected to Manchester City Council in 1992, representing Gorton North Ward for 12 years until 2004 and, following boundary changes, the Burnage Ward until 2011.

Iain has twice stood for Parliament as a Liberal Democrat Candidate and works as a research secretary at the University of Manchester.

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Jack Gilbert

Don Harrison

Don Harrison

Holly Matthies

Holly Matthies

Zoe O'Connell

Zoe O'Connell

Zoe is a former Army Reservist and currently city councillor and deputy Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Cambridge City Council. She was also co-author of the party's 2014 Equalities and 2015 Civil Liberties & Security policy papers and is a regular campaigner on the issues of equality, online privacy and civil liberties.

Zoe is also Vice-Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Conference Committee.

Dave Page, Federal Conference, Glasgow 2014

Dave Page

Dave is also Secretary of Manchester Gorton Liberal Democrats. He works in IT, and is particularly interested in issues of censorship of LGBT+ resources on the Internet.