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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: Feb 9, 2017

    LGBT+ Lib Dems have welcomed the announcement that the former MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, is to contest the West of England Metro Mayor election for the party.

    Stephen is a former Vice President of the organisation and has a long track record of being a campaigner on LGBT+ issues, including leading for the party during the legislative stages of the Same Sex Marriage Bill.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2016

    LGBT+ Liberal Democrats are saddened to hear of the death of Swansea Labour Students chair and trans activist Lily Summers.

    Lily was a dear friend to many members of LGBT+ Lib Dems, and was a fearless campaigner for liberal politics inside and outside of her own party. Her tireless passion transcended political boundaries and made her an inspiration to others. She will sorely be missed.

  • Article: Nov 21, 2016

    This year sees the first year of "one member, one vote" for the party's internal Federal Elections and, as we have done in previous elections, we have given candidates who are members of LGBT+ the opportunity to make a short statement. Two statements were received by the deadline.

    Caron Lindsay, Federal Board

  • Lorely Burt
    Article: Nov 20, 2016

    20th November 2016 is the 19th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, in which remember those who died due to transphobia and a lack of tolerance. Since TDoR 2015, we know of 87 trans people who have died violent deaths and there are undoubtedly many more who have gone unreported.

    Baroness Lorely Burt, the Liberal Democrats Equalities Spokesperson, said "This year has hardly been a beacon of openness and tolerance in some of the political events that we have witnessed. That is why today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we shine a light for you, who suffer the repercussions of prejudice and ignorance all over the world. We are thinking of you, and we fight with you for a more open, tolerant and accepting world."

  • Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Today is the last day of NHS England's Consultation into PrEP - please do complete the 5-minute consultation using Terrence Higgins Trust's toolkit

    At the Liberal Democrats' Autumn Conference, party members have voted overwhelmingly to support making Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available on the NHS to those at high risk of HIV infection. PrEP is a medication that can be taken before possible exposure to HIV. Studies including PRoUD and IPERGAY have demonstrated significant protective benefit from taking PrEP both routinely and "on demand". The World Health Organisation has recommended use of PrEP alongside condoms and other existing HIV prevention methods.

  • Paul Scriven
    Article: Sep 7, 2016

    LibDem peer Paul Scriven has spoken out during a debate on HIV in the House of Lords to highlight the problems caused by the use of homophobic language by NHS doctors in the continuing debate on PrEP. Speaking on Monday night, he said:

    "Political leadership is needed because NHS England is taking a particularly aggressive and nasty approach on PrEP and in the arguments for why it cannot be used. A statement by Dr Jonathan Fielden on 2 August, on the day of the judgment-he is the deputy medical director of NHS England and the director of specialised commissioning-was at best unfortunate and at worst showed institutionalised homophobic language by NHS England... He went on to compare it with not being able to afford treatment for children with cystic fibrosis or children who do not have limbs. That is clearly an attempt to put it into the public mind that there are deserving and non-deserving people with regard to specialised commissioning, which is not the kind of approach or language we would expect from our National Health Service."

  • Baroness Hussein-Ece and Adrian Trett
    Article: Aug 4, 2016

    Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett and the first openly HIV+ parliamentary candidate said, "I welcome the new bespoke travel Insurance launched by Emerald Life for the LGBT community and will be advocating their work, and watching with interest as they progress, especially encouraging fellow community members to use their services. It's about time insurers addressed our specific needs as a minority community.

  • A hand holding a pill labelled PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV / AIDS
    Article: Aug 2, 2016

    Today in The High Court a superb judgment was made on the National AIDS Trust request that NHS England should be able to commission Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of the arsenal to prevent new HIV infections. The judges found in favour of the Trust, and therefore the campaign to get NHS England to supply PrEP on the NHS can continue. However, NHS England have confirmed that they will appeal the judgement.

  • Chesterfield Pride 2016 Human Rights Campaign, Banner and Leaflets
    Article: Jul 27, 2016

    Local Lib Dems will be out with Pride this weekend across England, supporting their LGBT+ communities at Pride events. You're welcome to join us to show support, and take part in our Human Rights campaign. Details are as follows; details for Brighton Pride, and our Manchester Pride parade with Baroness Lynne Featherstone, will be published soon.

  • 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."