Alison Wheeler

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Alison Wheeler (born April 13, 1956) is a British political activist and an active member of the Liberal Democrats at a national level. She is a vice-president of Delga and was its Chair during 2004 also serving on other Party organisations.

An organiser of the London Lesbian and Gay Pride march and festival from 1983 to 1991, she was a founder member of the London chapter of the Lesbian Avengers and of the London Lesbian and Gay Centre in the 1980s. She was chief engineer of the RSL radio station Brazen Radio in 1994 which was the UK's first women-only broadcast radio station.

Born in Hemel Hempstead, Wheeler discovered an interest in computers, first on a Shorts' Valve-based Analogue computer at Apsley Grammar School, and then a DEC PDP-10, before going to Imperial College in 1974 to read Computing Science, though she dropped out after two years. Since then, however, Wheeler has received a both a Certificate of Natural Science and then an MBA from the Open University Business School.

Her major source of employment is in IT consultancy having previously been Head of Technology at Capital Radio and other companies. She lives in Highgate.

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