Michael de Whalley, 47, is a self-employed IT consultant who has lived in West Norfolk for most of his life. In 2003 he served in Iraq with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. Michael is an Open University graduate and former King Edward VII School pupil.
He started the successful KLWIN anti-incinerator campaign and championed local democracy when the public vote against the incinerator was ignored. These five years of hands-on campaigning gave Michael a valuable insight into the workings of politics, good and bad. He now wishes to continue his work with the local community to empower residents and ensure that together a better and fairer society is created.
Michael is always out there making things happen for people in his community, despite the demands of his business. Reliable, honest and very hard-working. Alistair Macdonald FRGS, Former BBC Environment Correspondent
It showed great courage and determination when you challenged the incinerator through the High Court. You did so much that was critical to the campaigns success. I would like to say thank you for all that you have done and f or defending our community. Mike Knights, Farmers’ Campaign Coordinator & Vice Chairman KLWIN.
Michael is also a founder committee member of the Lynnsport Area Residents’ Association and Chair of the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group. Michael is still working to ensure Norfolk’s waste issues are resolved in a socially acceptable and sustainable manner.
Michael de Whalley
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