Swindon Liberal Democrats have announced that borough councillor Stan Pajak will be standing for the South Swindon constituency in the forthcoming general election.
Stan said: “I am so pleased and honoured to have been made the Lib Dem candidate for South Swindon in the June General Election. My whole life has centred round my home town. My family grew up here and my greatest joy has been contributing to the life of our town through my role as a councillor, working in the community and with the wonderful recharities of town.
"The election is a real opportunity to change the direction of our country and provide the people with a government that represents 100 percent of the people, not just the leave voters amid the failure and terminal decline of a Labour opposition. I am standing up for an open tolerant and united Swindon and targeting where our town is failing in education, health and social care, housing, a town centre and heritage to be proud of and simply listening to its residents.”
Stan is married to wife Dawn and the proud father of four children; two primary class teachers and two successful London executives.
Swindon born and bred, Stan has been an advocate for the people of Swindon all his adult life. He attended Salford University reading Chemistry. Swindon educated at Holy Rood Primary and St Joseph’s Comprehensive.
He joined the Liberal Party in 1974 and was first elected county councillor for Eastcott ward in 1985 serving as joint Chair of Highways Committee and Vice Chair of Public Protection Committee. Stan was elected to Thamesdown Council in 1987 which later became Swindon Borough Council in 2000.
He has continually served as an Eastcott Councillor for 32 years and was Mayor of Swindon from 2002 to 2003. As part of his Mayoral reign he worked to recognise the Polish heritage of the town and the Polish Community in Swindon linking the town with the historic Polish city of Torun.
He has an extensive portfolio of charity work which includes walking the London Moonwalk (walking marathon for Breast Cancer) and numerous marathons raising money for Swindon Dial-a-Ride (including this year’s Brighton Marathon), Samaritans and Queens Park Community Council.
He has served in school governance for Swindon schools including Holy Rood Primary, Robert Le Kyng Primary, St Josephs Secondary and Commonweal Secondary schools.
As a community campaigner his local campaigns include residents parking, cleanups, and Queen’s Park Community Council serving as Chair and Vice Chair from 1985 onwards.
He served as the Liberal Democrat Chair and Vice Chair and is currently the Liberal Democrat group leader of Swindon Borough Council.
He stood for Parliament for Swindon South in 1997 and has been an agent in local elections and campaign leader, orchestrating multiple campaigns.