My name is Ade Adeyemo. I am a former Liberal Democrat Councillor and Leader of the Liberal democrat Group on Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and I stood as Candidate for Solihull in the 2019 general election.
I am a local resident. I and my family have lived in Solihull for over 23 years now and I am very passionate about our local area. My children all grew up here and I feel that we must work very hard to keep it a place we are all proud to call 'home'.
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer, an Auditor of Management Systems and a Risk and Resilience Specialist. During my professional career, I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in construction and management of major building and civil engineering projects throughout the UK and abroad.
I love my rugby - I used to play at centre for local team Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club ( now the Bees). After retiring due to injury, I took up refereeing. I am now a retired Rugby Football Union (RFU) Referee and I occasionally act as a Referee Adviser with the Warwickshire Society. I also dabble in amateur photography and community radio and I am actively involved in a number of local Voluntary and Community Associations. I first became involved with the Liberal Democrats as a volunteer, helping to deliver leaflets for Lorely Burt when she was the MP for Solihull. Impressed with the fact that the then newly-elected MP was out delivering leaflets in the rain, I decided that if my local MP was determined to work that hard, she was definitely worth supporting! That was several years ago and I am pleased to count on Baroness Burt as "my mentor and number one supporter".
I feel quite strongly that the people of Solihull deserve positive change. They are tired of the status quo where the incumbent MP and his party are simply not proactive enough in standing up for local residents. I will always make it my duty to put our Constituency back on the map, by speaking up on behalf of local people, particularly young people and the less fortunate members of our community.
We demand better - opportunity for all and a strong voice for the good people of Solihull.