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2019 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.

Dave Page Chair: Dave Page

Dave has been on the LGBT+ Executive in various positions since 2007.

Secretary: Jack Gilbert

Jack is a fourth generation Jewish Eastender and the son of a child refugee from Nazi Germany. He stood for a target ward in 2018, and is the independent chair of the Metropolitan Police Service panel scrutinising LGBT+ hate crime performance.

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.

Andrew Brown

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.

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'

Bhavin Dedhia

Bhavin is an immigrant dentist who lives in Southern England. He believes and wants to work towards a fairer society for all. Besides working as a dentist he also likes to run, critique movies, and volunteer in politics and charities.

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.

Fraser Graham

Fraser lives in Edinburgh and works in Architecture. He is the convener for the South Edinburgh local party, and is a massive fan of Eurovision.

Don Harrison

Don Harrison

Don is a Parish Councillor and has been on the Exec on and off since 2011.

Holly Matthies

Holly Matthies

Holly is a Lib Dem in Manchester and is also on the Lib Dem Immigrants executive.

Charley Hasted

Charley is nonbinary trans, volunteers for Stonewall and works for the London Ambulance Service. They are the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham.