Who We Are ...

Your South East Cornwall Liberal Democrat Team

Colin Parliamentary Candidate

Colin Martin - PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE

Colin is the Liberal Democrat candidate for South East Cornwall at the General Election on July 4th. His inclusive, principled and thoughtful approach is winning support from many people who have previously supported other parties.

Colin was the Lib Dem Candidate here in 2019 and has worked in Cornwall for over eighteen years, firstly in the office of local Liberal Democrat MP Colin Breed; then for a range of local charities and social enterprises.
Colin has been a maths and science teacher for eleven years, specialising in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
In 2017, Colin was elected as the Cornwall Councillor for Lostwithiel, overturning a huge Conservative majority to win from third place. Colin was re-elected in 2021, and is now the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council. Colin has used this platform to campaign for affordable housing, abolition of the Tamar Tolls, higher pay for care workers, safety upgrades to the A38, and above all, bold and sustained action to tackle the Climate Emergency.

SEC APril 2024
The 2024 South East Cornwall Liberal Democrats Executive

CHAIR, ELECTIONS AND DATA OFFICER – Dr Martin Dare-Edwards

Former Site and Country Manager for Infineum UK Ltd, Chairman of the Infineum UK Pension Fund, and former Chair of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, now retired! An active amateur Violinist in Orchestras and Chamber Music Groups, keen gardener and cook. Shares his time between Polperro and Oxford. Liberal Democrat Member since 2017 (triggered by the outcome of the EU Referendum), but active for the Liberals and SDP since 1983.

TREASURER – Tracey Kerr

Environmental Science graduate self employed in Ecology and Accounting services. Cornish and grew up in South East Cornwall. Actor with Sterts Theatre and Looe Tudor Players and mediocre trombonist! Loves wildlife gardening, dogs and husband. Elected to Exec in 2018, Treasurer from 2020.

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EXECUTIVE MEMBER – Adam Sturtridge

Adam lives near Callington in his ancestral family home. He has been a dairy farmer – running the family farm in 1990s, but now works from home as a software engineer. He is a St Mellion Parish Councillor, and has served as a trustee for two charities. He became a member of the Liberal Democrats after the 2015 General Election, and has been a supporter the Lib Dems and Liberal Party since the 1970s. He has a passion for gardening, caring for the environment and looking after bio-diversity.

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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Lisa-Jane Dare-Edwards

Like her husband (Martin Dare-Edwards), Lisa-Jane also joined the Liberal Democrats in 2017, horrified by the outcome of the 2016 EU Vote. She worked as part of the "back-room" teams that secured the (against the odds) victory for Layla Moran in Oxford West and Abingdon in June 2017, the fantastic results for the Liberal Democrats in the May 2019 Council Elections, and the increased majority for Layla in December 2019.

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