Peter Reisdorf

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Peter Reisdorf
Wirral West

Peter Reisdorf was born on Wirral and grew up in Hoylake a few roads away from where his father grew up 50 years earlier. He has lived in West Kirby since 1991. He attended Calday Grange Grammar School and joined the Liberal Party shortly after leaving school due to the Party’s belief in individual freedom combined with fairness and equality. He was also an active member of the Wirral branches of the Young Liberals and Young Liberal Democrats.

After school he worked in insurance for 15 years, before retraining in IT. He attended Liverpool John Moores University as a mature student and graduated with a 2:1 degree in Computer Studies in 2011. He works for a water industry consultancy company in Birkenhead.

He has stood for parliament three times and in 2010 increased the Lib Dem share of the vote in Wirral West. He served as a Wirral Borough Councillor from 2000 to 2011, originally winning a seat in Royden Ward (Greasby, Frankby and the Newton and Grange parts of West Kirby), which had previously been a Conservative stronghold. After boundary changes in 2004 he represented Greasby, Frankby and Irby Ward. During his time as a councillor he served as the Liberal Democrat Council Group’s spokesperson on Culture, which covers libraries, leisure centres and parks, and also as spokesperson on Audit and Risk Management.

Outside of politics his interests include motorcycles, the environment and local history. He is a member of local environment and history groups and a local motorcycle club.

As a lifelong local resident he is well aware of the issues that affect West Wirral. He is standing for public office because he wants to put into practice the fundamental Liberal values of liberty, equality and community.