David Fairbairn

Henstead seat

In 1987 I came to Norwich when I landed a job at the Institute of Food Research doing microbial research into irritable bowel syndrome.

Other research projects followed for the next nine years, when I had to leave due to a lack of funding, I then found employment with Anglian Water, at the Whitlingham Sewage works laboratory, testing drinking water for its microbial content. That lab shut down in 2004, and I found a job, completely accidentally, back at the Institute of Food Research! I worked happily as a laboratory assistant there until I retired in 2018.

I joined the Social Democratic Party soon after it was formed, and stood for Edinburgh City Council on two occasions in the 1980's. The Liberal Democrats were the obvious follow-on for my political activities and have been ever since.

I was elected to Norwich City Council for Lakenham ward in 2008, and really enjoyed that role until it ended in 2012. I kept up my association with Lakenham, standing in all elections till 2015, in order to maintain a high profile for the Lib Dems and to help Simon Wright in the 2015 General Election.

Now, for a County election, I can stand outside of the city again, and I wish to use this opportunity to stand for election in Henstead division.

We need an open local Government with a strong focus on the environment and social care for the most disadvantaged. That will only happen if we have more Lib Dem councillors and fewer “blue” ones.

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