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Non-political career
Self-employed internal auditor

Political career
North East Lincolnshire UA Deputy Group Leader
Contested Parliamentary By-Election 1977 Grimsby

Andrew De Freitas was born in Georgetown, British Guyana and came to Britain aged 17.
He moved to Grimsby in 1963 and considers it his hometown.
The 56 year old, father of six, who campaigned against the Communist movement when he was only 15, joined the Liberals at the age of 19 and has been involved politically with the Liberals and later the Liberal Democrats, ever since.
Initially working for biscuit manufacturer Kemps in its accounting section at Great Coates, he moved into transport and shipping and is today self-employed in the shipping industry in the Immingham area.
Coun. De Freitas, the local Liberal Democrat leader and a ward councillor for Grimsby's Park ward, took a seat on Grimsby Borough Council in 1969 and fought the parliamentary by-election in 1977 when Austin Mitchell replaced Anthony Crosland.
He was not to stand again until 1997, but in between, supported and worked for SDP candidate Paul Genney.
Coun De Frietas left the council in 1978 and worked in the Middle East.
When he came back in 1981, he took a seat from the Conservatives on the borough council and some years later served on Humberside County Council.