Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
Councillor Adrian Vinson taught modern British history for many years at the University of Southampton, specialising in the history of poverty, welfare and unemployment. He represented Portswood ward on Hampshire County Council from 1985 to 1997 as a Liberal Democrat, and served as Chair of Hampshire Social Services Committee from 1993 to 1997.
Adrian has been a Liberal Democrat Councillor for Portswood Ward on Southampton City Council since 1996 (with a short break from 2008 to 2010). He is Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and was Leader of the City Council from 2003 to 2007.
In addition to politics Adrian enjoys theatre, travel and his garden.