Alex Wilcock

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Gender Male
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Richard and I married in October 2014, on our twentieth anniversary. After all these years, we still love each other into little meatballs. We both went to school in Stockport, but met in London through Doctor Who, years later. Big influence: I became a voracious reader as a boy in order to read Doctor Who books, and got involved in politics because Doctor Who gave me an instinct for freedom and a desire to change the world. We’re still excited about the continuing series, and our Isle of Dogs flat has thousands of books and DVDs (films spanning a century, The Avengers, Quatermass, I Claudius and many more). Plus a fluffy elephant.

I believe in freedom from poverty, ignorance and conformity, and am a thoroughly Liberal member of the Liberal Democrats. I was national Chair of the Lib Dem Youth and Students in 1994-5 (my 15 minutes of fame, attacks in the Daily Mail and all) and between 1993 and 2007 was elected to the party’s Policy Committee (including four years as Vice-Chair), standing down since then as a result of ill health. I stood for Parliament in both 1997 and 2001. Other interests include slightly wussy naturism, and cooking (or mainly eating).
Interests Richard, Doctor Who, Liberal Democrats, The Avengers, nude swimming, chocolate, Liberalism, wittering on
Favorite Movies Bride of Frankenstein, Star Wars, Yellow Submarine, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Carry On Up the Khyber, Goldfinger, Excalibur, Flash Gordon, The Third Man, My Beautiful Laundrette, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, The Graduate, Tron Legacy, Intolerance, Film Noir
Favorite Music Film scores, James Bond, rock and roll, punk, electropop, George Harrison, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Tom Robinson, Gerry Rafferty, Deborah Harry, Kate Bush, Roy Orbison, Talking Heads, Inspiral Carpets, Human League, Heaven 17, Pet Shop Boys
Favorite Books An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Liberalism, The Auton Invasion, The Cave Monsters, Remembrance of the Daleks, Lucifer Rising, The Also People, The Shadows of Avalon, The Tides of Time, Thomas Covenant, The Ballad of Halo Jones, On Liberty, (by John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor)