If you ask me…Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee has a learning difficulty and is director of People First Self-Advocacy
Who has influenced you the most?
Several left-wing Labour MPs after the Falklands war in 1982 when I became interested in politics.
What one thing would you change about care services in your area?
Improving the level of involvement of people with learning difficulties in services.
What would make your life better?
Settling down with my fiancée Olacy.
What is the best way to describe you?
Ambitious, determined, won’t-take-nofor-an-answer.
What event most changed your life?
Going to a barbecue at a local selfadvocacy group in 1984.
What would you ban if you could?
What is your greatest achievement?
Meeting Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street.
When did you have the most fun?
At my friends’ Ellen and Kevin’s wedding last summer.
What makes you angry?
People acting as if they know what people with learning difficulties think and what’s best for them.
What is your favourite expression?
“Ability isn’t a birth right, it’s defined by one’s actions”.
Who do you most admire?
Rachel Monk from the Disability Rights Commission’s learning difficulty action group.
How would you like to be remembered?
For motivating other people with learning difficulties to do things.