Alain Desmier is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Islington South and Finsbury.
Chair of Governors for an Islington primary school, Alain is a community activist who has lived in and around Islington for a number of years. A successful entrepreneur, Alain’s business, which has grown from a start-up, has offices across the country.
Born and brought up in London, Alain is of Indian-French-English heritage and is a proud internationalist. The role of immigration, racial diversity and a world without prejudice is central to who he is, and what he wants from an open, tolerant and united local community in Islington.
Speaking as he was selected as the Lib Dem candidate for Islington South and Finsbury, Alain said
“My political drive is inherited: my grandfather left India in 1955, bringing his wife and eight children to London, searching for a better life. The role of immigration, racial diversity and a world without prejudice is central to who I am and what I want from my local community.
Two French names reflect my family’s internationalism and I feel our country’s commitment to international tolerance is being challenged and Islington South is being failed by a local MP putting the interests of her party ahead of the interest of her constituents. With such a diverse, pro-European, local population, I am uniquely placed to represent and understand the views of both our British born residents, and those who have settled in our community from around the world and now call Islington home.”
Alain is married to Emily and they have a young daughter in early years’ education within the borough. Providing, a safe, green home for his family in North London, complete with opportunity and diversity, drives Alain to improve Islington, for everyone. Alain has been a committed Liberal Democrat activist since 2009.