Graham Colley is a Solicitor and has the dual professional qualification of Independent Financial Adviser (IFA).
After setting up the Aberystwyth Group for Europe whilst at university, he studied European Law at the College of Europe and was a youth officer in the 1975 Referendum. He has worked in the City and has been a Legal Aid lawyer in Lambeth, Westminster and Chatham. A Party member since university, he is a former Treasurer of Southwark & Bermondsey and is an activist in many elections.
He was the Party’s Parliamentary Candidate in Mid-Kent in 1987 and 1992, has been a Kent County Councillor and was the Co-Chair of Kent Fire and Public Protection.
He has fought for a second referendum since July 2016, when he organised a LibDem Lawyers conference in the aftermath of the 2016 Referendum.
Graham is Vice-President of the Aberystwyth Old Students’ Association, a member of the UK Association for European Law and an Italian legal network, Legalex.
He is a keen touring cyclist, driving in his own car only about 1500 miles per annum.
His children have left home and he cares for one son’s cats, Schnapps & Crackers and the other son’s fish tank as well as befriending the neighbourhood fox.
If there is one thing the Art.50 negotiations have shown: "" It's sometimes useful to have a lawyer on your side"". The Tory Party is full of career politicians, who think politics is about talk and getting their own way, as they are the ‘ruling class’. They hate lawyers, because the law and Europe is rules based."