Aidan Van de Weyer lives in rural Cambridgeshire with his wife and two primary-age children. Alongside an active role in local politics, he works as a business and IT consultant for small companies.
Aidan has been actively representing his community since 2007, as a Parish Councillor for 8 years and, since 2013, as a District Councillor.
Aidan is a leading local campaigner on rural transport issues, especially bus services and active modes like cycling. He helped retain the main regular bus route for his villages and has been instrumental in successfully building up a network of rural cycle routes. He sits on one of the local planning committees, trying to ensure that new developments have the necessary infrastructure to create sustainable and integrated communities. He has fought to get more affordable housing built for local people.
He has worked on putting in place protections for some of the most important green spaces in Cambridgeshire, including an historic nature reserve and one of the largest village greens in the country.
Aidan grew up in rural Huntingdonshire, attending state schools there and in Cambridge. Aidan worked as a roofer, mainly on historic buildings, before going to King’s College, London to study History. He specialised in 20th-century French History, obtaining a Master’s degree from Sciences Po in Paris and a PhD back at KCL. Throughout his post-graduate studies, Aidan taught English as a foreign language and then History at various universities in France and UK. After completing his doctorate, Aidan worked in academic publishing as a commissioning editor and then moved into freelance IT development and business administration.