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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.

Adrian recently started a new job this August at enei (Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion) as their Global Diversity & Inclusion Adviser which heralded his desire to work for a third sector not for profit organisation and charity which allows him to put his passion for Diversity & Inclusion at the forefront of his job, with research, policy, training, consultancy, membership engagement and management of client accounts as part of his role.

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 Equalities Spokesperson.

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. In the meantime, Adrian remains the Emergency Snap General Election Candidate for Ipswich until May 2018.

However, at the same time - Adrian has been selected to fight 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 hopes 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

Adrian out and about delivering our focus in Waterloo

Adrian delivering local Focus in Waterloo

Commenting on his selection, Adrian said: "should there be another Snap General election he is 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, open and inclusive candidate for the people of Ipswich".

PPC for Ipswich

Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett - PPC for Ipswich Constituency