Andrew Lye was born in 1959, in Devizes, Wiltshire. Andrew was brought up in a village at the base of the Salisbury Plain and attended local schools. Andrew went to work for the Atomic Energy Authority, in Oxfordshire, after completing his "A" levels. Andrew then went to Portsmouth Polytechnic (now Portsmouth University) and studied for a Business Studies degree. On graduating, Andrew moved back to Wiltshire and bought his first house in Trowbridge and became active in local politics (Lib Dem) and eventually got elected to Trowbridge Town Council (1987-2000) and West Wiltshire District Council (1991-1999). By the time he retired from the Councils, he had served terms as Mayor or Trowbridge and Leader of West Wiltshire District Council. Andrew is no longer active in party politics and has no involvement with the local Lib Dems. But since moving to Pembrokeshire in 2001 with his wife Ann, he still maintains a close interest in what is happening (or not!) in Pembrokeshire nd would like to see greater involvement by the people of Pembrokeshire, in what is being done in their name. Andrew primarily became involved in local politics to put wrongs to right and put some common sense back into people's lives. Andrew is not afraid to speak out, even if others are. All he wants is some common sense put back into our lives, even if its not quite politically correct. Andrew set up the on-line petition in April 2005, calling for the removal of the tolls on the Cleddau Bridge. Andrew moved to Pembrokeshire, for a new life after passing the age of 40. Life begins at 40! Now 48, Andrew is self employed and loves Pembrokeshire as it reminds him of Wiltshire when he was a boy - apart from Wiltshire did not have the sea, the National Park, the Preseli Hills. The countryside, the flowers, the bird life, the coastline .... ITS ALL SPECTACULAR. Even now, every day feels like a holiday. Unlike many English people who come to retire in Pembrokeshire, Andrew CHOSE to move to Pembrokeshire to WORK and enjoy the benefits of living in such a beautiful part of Wales. Andrew lives in Johnston with his 2 dogs, Randolf and Jessie. Andrew loves Ruddles Rhubarb beer (Tesco's, Haverfordwest) and fish and chips from Virgo's fish and chip shop in Johnston... Andrew also is an avid E-Bayer and sells under the name of FLOGGOFF.
Posted at 5:56pm Wednesday 9th May 2012
Last Friday, I wrote a blog welcoming the election of 22 year old Jacob Williams to the County Council.
Posted at 3:09pm Sunday 6th May 2012
Well, the voters of Pembrokeshire have had their say, apart from those in 13 of the 60 wards, in which there was only 1 nomination and therefore that person was elected unopposed. Strangely enough, 13 were also returned unopposed in the 2008 elections.
Posted at 4:06pm Sunday 15th April 2012
100 years ago, the Titanic hit the iceberg as it was on its maiden voyage to New York and as we all know, over 1500 people lost their lives.
Posted at 4:13pm Thursday 12th April 2012
If you have read some of my other articles, you will see that I am a committed Liberal Democrat.
Posted at 4:26pm Tuesday 20th March 2012
I must admit that I have not had the inspiration to blog in recent months.
Posted at 12:00am Monday 6th February 2012
As a Liberal Democrat, there are many withing my Party that favours a Republic and an elected Head of State.
Posted at 10:59am Wednesday 25th January 2012
If you look at the photo with this blog article, you will find a good reason why Sainsbury's should come to Haverfordwest.
Posted at 3:25pm Sunday 18th December 2011
They say that the worst thing about having a pet is that they are most likely to die before you and that certainly does not prepare you for the day it actually happens.
Posted at 9:40pm Sunday 27th November 2011
Am watching Garrow's Law and am surprised as its dealing with the trial of Thomas Picton and his torture of Louisa Calderon.
Posted at 10:23am Thursday 24th November 2011
I saw the story on BBC Wales Today about the call by solicitor Kate Williams to have a portrait of Sir Thomas Picton removed from the Carmarthen Crown Court.