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Michael Lilley


Michael is an elected Lib-Dem Isle of Wight and Ryde town councillor, former mayor of Ryde and Chair of Policy and Scrutiny Committee of Health and Social Care for the Isle of Wight council. He is also chair of the Isle of Wight Community Forum and a trustee of Isle of Wight Youth Trust. He was a leading activist within the co-operative and social enterprise sector for over 40 years. A retired counselling and community psychologist and chief executive, he founded a successful mental health charity; pioneered programmes to combat domestic violence; and psychological therapies in the UK in indigenous languages. Michael was also instrumental in getting the Isle of Wight Council to declare a climate emergency and develop a Green Island Agenda and climate emergency strategy. He supported the Isle of Wight becoming a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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