Oli Henman is a lifelong campaigner for a fairer, more sustainable society. He lives in Lewes with his wife and two young children who attend a local primary school. He is actively fighting for better funding for local schools, as well as for proper investment in housing, health and social care across the constituency. He is a sitting Town Councillor and is active in a number of local community groups including as a co-founder of Plastic Free Lewes.
He is an environmental and human rights campaigner with twenty years’ experience in advocacy for international charities including a series of UN projects, with partners across South America, Africa and Asia. Over the past 3 years he set up a new network called Action for Sustainable Development to provide a space to share key projects and knowledge on climate and rights from around the world. He brings a wealth of experience of shaping policy and building practical solutions to complex challenges for an open, inclusive society.
He has been active with the Lib Dems since the early 2000s. He previously worked for Paul Keetch MP for Hereford (1997-2010) when Paul was a member of the Defence Select Committee; and he campaigned against the Iraq War and for a more ethical foreign policy.