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2017 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

Acting 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.

Dave Page, Federal Conference, Glasgow 2014

Secretary: 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.

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.

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

David Chalmers

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Hywel Davies

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'

Don Harrison

Don Harrison

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

Simon Lepori

Richard Macmillan

Richard Macmillan

A former London Assembly candidate, Richard is legal counsel for the British Heart Fondation and a trustee of PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity.

Holly Matthies

Holly Matthies

Zoe O'Connell

Zoe O'Connell

A campaigner for Trans equality for many years, Zoe has been a parlimentary candidate twice, is currently City Councillor in Cambridge and Vice-Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Conference Committee and co-author of the Liberal Democrats Equalities policy paper.