No, it’s not Iain Lindley the Tory candidate over in Worsley & Eccles South – but our own Ian Lindley, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for North Durham.
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Ian Lindley – PPC for North Durham
PPC for North Durham
Liberal Democrat candidate for North Durham
|Occupation:||Centre Risk Assessor (Edexcel), County Councillor (Northumberland)|
|Marital Status:||Married, two children|
|Education:||BA (1976), PGCE (1985), Dip PG Policy Studies (2004)|
Ian was born into a hard-working Yorkshire family. His family moved to South Africa when he was young, where the experiences he encountered had a marked effect on him, seeing the injustice, poverty and exclusion of most alongside the privilege of the ruling elite. Ian returned to work and education in the UK which was to include a wide variety of jobs and voluntary work including; Project Engineer, Lecturer, Firefighter, Station Officer and tour guide for people with a disability.
He married and with a growing family comprising his wife and two children, moved to the Stobhill area of Morpeth where he has lived for many years, attending St. Robert’s RC Church. Bringing together his upbringing, experiences abroad and work in a wide variety of jobs, gave Ian the sense of a need for social justice, freedom, fairness and civil liberties in our society, all core Liberal Democrat beliefs.
Becoming involved in local groups in Morpeth, Ian helped ordinary people campaign on a wide variety of local issues and achieved some remarkable successes. Ian was persuaded to stand as a Borough councillor. Few thought he could win but again with hard work and involving local people he not only won but moved on to help win and help lead the new Unitary Council for Northumberland; overturning a long-standing Labour majority to do so, proving that no seat cannot be won.
Ian now brings that spirit to North Durham. Standing as the Liberal Democrat Candidate at the next election, Ian is campaigning to change the political face of North Durham by working with the people to solve the very real issues facing the area in an honest and accountable way, and prove, once again, that together we can win.
In his free time Ian enjoys walking, climbing, mountain biking, and trying to play golf.
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