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Welcome to Adrian Trett's web site!

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Adrian Trett was born in Norwich and now lives in Bishops Ward, in the Vauxhall Constituency with his partner. He was educated at Eaton (City of Norwich) Comprehensive School, before going on to study European Studies (Politics and government) with French and Italian at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

After graduating, Adrian moved to London, and has since worked in both private and public sectors in the Capital, working firstly in the Legal translation sector in the City, then joining Southwark Council and has worked in a variety of departments, Housing, Education, Strategy & Development and Children's services, before returning to the translation industry in 2011. Currently, Adrian now works for a specialist multi- lingual recruitment firm based in the city, specifically recruiting for permanent translation/localization orientated roles.

Adrian joined the Liberal Democrats in 2006, and stood to be a Local Councilor in both the last two local elections in 2010 and 2014, and is known for his local community work within Waltham Forest, as an active School governor at Acacia Nursery, however since moving to be with his partner, Adrian now seeks to representative one of the most diverse constituencies in all aspects in London.

As a well-known, and respected equality campaigner, Adrian lead the Liberal Democrat campaign for Equal Marriage, as Chair LGBT+ Lib Dems, and the author of motion at the 2010 Lib Dem Conference which is where the same-sex marriage campaign began, and concluded in December 2013, as the date for those first same-sex marriages was announced by the Coalition government as March 28th 2014. Adrian campaigned in the media, on the radio and in the press to ensure the LGBT Community were given equal relationship status.

Commenting on his selection, Adrian said: "This is a crucial time for people in our constituency. Vauxhall has a range of local issues from housing and transport development to environmental concerns, but for me community cohesion is crucial, and therefore the level of hate crime, in all of its forms across the protected characteristics requires urgent action, and as an equality campaigner I will strive to fight for all diverse groups in the constituency"

Adrian Trett

Adrian Trett, PPC Vauxhall

Recent updates

  • Article: Jun 13, 2016

    [Editor's note: This page is a work in progress and will be updated]

    After the horrendous events in Orlando, Chair Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett says "Our hearts and deepest thoughts will be with all those connected to the tragedy in Orlando yesterday, and therefore I urge everyone from all communities to come and support the various vigils around the United Kingdom today to show our support to our siblings in Orlando, who at this awful time will need our never ending support and love from both LGBT+ and cis/straight ally communities."

  • Baroness Liz Barker and other Parliamentarians mark IDAHOBIT 2016
    Article: May 17, 2016

    On Tuesday 17th May, we as a international community recognise that people facing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic discrimination and harassment wherever it exists is not acceptable and has to be fought against in every possible way.

    It is something we should be challenging every day of the year. The consequences to individuals are life-threatening, whether that's execution or imprisonment in 78 countries across the world, or the pervasive grind of bullying in the classroom, workplace or sports field. We must remove discrimination to enable people to lead their lives to be free, loved and respected whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • North West Liberal Democrats logo
    Article: Apr 19, 2016

    At its recent regional conference, North West Lib Dems passed policy in support of the provision of PrEP both locally and nationally.

    The conference sets policy for the Lib Dems in the North West, including Greater Manchester and Merseyside which have or soon will have devolved powers over health and social care. LGBT+ Lib Dems vice-chair Dave Page, who is from the North-West and proposed the motion, said "The Liberal Democrats are leading the fight for evidence-based access to PrEP at every level where there is political influence over health and social care.

  • Welsh Lib Dems 2016 LGBT+ manifesto graphic
    Article: Apr 18, 2016
    In Welsh Liberal Democrats website

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have pledged to "deliver a Wales that works for you, regardless of your sexuality or gender" as they launch a range of policies for LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people in Wales.

    Click here to read the manifesto in full.

    The policies include:

    • Improving sex and relationships education, and embedding gender and sexuality awareness training in teacher training courses
    • Establishing a Gender Identity Clinic in Wales
    • Creating publically-funded LGBT+ safe housing
    • Ensuring parity of esteem between mental and physical health in the NHS, as mental ill health disproportionately affects LGBT+ people
    • Making PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) medication available to men who have sex with men and others at high risk of contracting HIV
    • Extending the HPV vaccination programme to cover adolescent boys
  • Baroness Hussein-Ece and Adrian Trett
    Article: Mar 3, 2016

    Following a reception in the House of Commons Tuesday 1 March 2016 evening, hosted by Sarah Campion MP, to speak to members of the Board of Trustees for Broken Rainbow, LGBT+ Lib Dems can report the good news that funding of the UK's only national LGBT domestic abuse charity Broken Rainbow will be extended until 2016/2017. This follows a question asked by our Equalities spokesperson, Baroness Hussein-Ece in the House of Lords.

  • Tim Farron LGBT+ SSC 2012
    Article: Feb 11, 2016

    Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has tabled a parlimentary bill that would end the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men. Talking about the bill, he said "The current law which bars sexually active gay men is scientifically and socially outdated, deeply and unjustly stigmatising, and urgently needs to change. In 2016 I cannot see why we can't support an evidence based approach. I hope my bill today is another stage in the long running campaign to deliver equality."

  • Article: Jan 14, 2016

    LGBT+ Liberal Democrats today welcomed progress towards equality for trans and non-binary people, whilst cautioning that further work remains to be done to ensure the proposals are fully implemented.





    LGBT+ Liberal Democrats chair Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett said "I welcome the commitment to review and continue the excellent work started out by LibDem former Minister Baroness Lynne Featherstone in her time as Minister for Equalities. We must not be complacent however, as much work remains to ensure the government acts on the recommendations of the report.



    Many of the proposed reforms in the report are topics that Liberal Democrats have campaigned on for many years, including allowing "X" Gender Markers on passports and removing medical obstacles when obtaining Legal Gender Recognition. I hope that the government can also extend the work done here and look further at the issues affecting non-binary and intersex people."





    Trans former parliamentary candidate Zoe O'Connell added: "Today's report is another step closer to equality for trans people, and I hope that the government will act swiftly both to resolve the breaches of the NHS's legal obligations on waiting times and to bring forward legislation on other issues without undue delay. I am however disappointed that the committee has remained timid in a number of areas, in particular failing to fully recognise the harms caused by the Spousal Veto and not endorsing the more progressive informed consent model of treatment.



    LGBT+ Liberal Democrats will continue to campaign for reform in these and other areas, in line with party policy."

  • Article: Jan 5, 2016
  • Article: Dec 31, 2015

    My website has been short of articles through 2015 partly because I've not been as proficient as I should have been and therefore I want to summarise the year in brief and the challenges ahead for 2016.

    The last content update was when I was selected to be the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Vauxhall at the 2015 General Election. That was confirmed on November 27th 2014- however my campaign got off to a far more notable start when on Monday 30th March 2015, I became the first ever openly HIV+ candidate at a UK general Election. The story hit most radio, television and newspapers from around the world after completing the interview with Buzzfeed - see link http://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/meet-britains-first-hiv-positive-parliamentary-candidate#.invDLZ88R

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said: