Welcome to Adrian Hyyrylainen-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 Hyyrylainen-Trett was born in Norwich and now lives in Bishops Ward, in the Vauxhall Constituency with his husband. 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. Adrian worked for a specialist multi- lingual recruitment firm based in the city, specifically recruiting for permanent translation/localization orientated roles until 2016.
In August 2017, Adrian began working at enei (Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion) and in the ensuing three years has been promoted three times, to now being their Global Membership Development Manager in November 2019, leading their Global proposition with now 24 Global organisations part of their ever growing network which has showed his desire to work for a third sector not for profit organisation and charity which allows him to put his passion for Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality at the forefront of his job, with research, policy, training, consultancy, membership engagement and management of client accounts as part of his role, and ensuring all protected characteristics - race/ethnic minorities, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity/expression, disability and faith or belief are concurrently viewed together in a holistic approach and inclusive manner.
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.
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. Adrian since August 2016 has worked in the House of Lords as the Equalities Research Advisor to the Liberal Democrat Lords Equalities Spokesperson Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece OBE
Adrian stood for the Vauxhall Constituency at the 2015 General Election as the first ever openly HIV+ Parliamentary Candidate to stand at a UK General Election and managed to save his deposit in rather difficult circumstances, one of only a few who managed this achievement in London. At the same time, he was the by-election Candidate in Princes Ward, Lambeth for the Local Election, where he achieved his best result ever so far coming 2nd, quadrupling the number of votes from the previous Local Election, moving Lib Dem's from 4th to 2nd.
He then stood as the candidate at the Snap General Election in 2017 for the Constituency of Ipswich, where although his vote was squeezed, he probably played a significant role in the seat changing hands from the incumbent conservative Candidate Ben Gummer, to the unheralded Labour Candidate Sandy Martin. Now following, the announcment of another Snap General Election in 2019, Adrian will again be standing for the Constituency of Ipswich (as you can see by the photo with County and Borough Councillor Inga Lockington -outside the Town Hall).
Adrian fought also in 2018 for the previous held Lib Dem ward of Bishops, on Lambeth Council at the London local elections in May 2018. As a local resident, Chair of Peabody Estate, Stamford Street and well known Campaigner and activist in the area on many issues, Adrian hoped his stature amongst the local community, as well as being the previous parliamentary candidate for the same area in 2015 will assist him and his fellow Lib Dem candidates in winning back the seat and to provide an effective opposition to Lambeth Labour but sadly, Adrian came 5th with fellow candidates coming 4th and 6th in the 2018 Local elections after a tight battle so the battle will be again reengaged in 2022.
Commenting on his selection for 2019 Snap General Election, Adrian said: "as I always said, should there be another Snap General election , then I would be ready to step in for Ipswich, as every constituency should have a clear #StopBrexit candidate, and I will be that candidate for the 43% of population of Ipswich that voted to remain and that I am ready to campaign, and provide yet again a challenging opposition to the current Incumbent Sandy Martin. No seat should be a shoe-in for anyone, and Should this happen I will give my full attention to provide an alternative, clearly remain - open and inclusive candidate for the people of Ipswich".
Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett - PPC for Ipswich Constituency