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Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Daventry Constituency at the snap election on 8th June.

I am an experienced local campaigner and believe that politicians have to prove they are worthy of your support by the actions and approach they take on representing you. I have previously stood for Parliament three times and on each occasion secured an increase in the vote share for the Liberal Democrats. I served as a Northampton Borough Councillor between 1995-2011 and most recently stood to be elected to Northamptonshire County Council in the Braunston & Crick Division which saw a 25% increase in the Lib Dem vote and put us firmly in place as the challengers to the Conservatives in that area.

On this website you can find information about my past and present campaigns and my interests and views.

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If there are issues I can help you with please get in touch.

With best wishes

Andrew

  • Daventry local Elections
    Article: May 4, 2018
    By Andrew Simpson

    Daventry Liberal Democrats have welcomed last night's District Council elections as significant progress for the Lib Dems and a clear sign that the party is now back as a contender in local politics".

    "If you look back to 2014 when these seats were last fought then we only contested 3 out of 12 seats and achieved just a handful of votes". said Local party Chair Andrew Simpson. "At these elections we stood candidates in all 12 seats as well as the Walgrave by-election, which Labour didn't contend, and we came second in two of those seats with over 30% of the vote. As well as that we managed a hard fought three party campaign in Abbey North which saw our vote increase by 20% on last time.

  • Cllr CAtherine LOmax
    Article: Apr 18, 2018

    The Daventry District Council elections are being held in the shadow of the failure of the Conservative run County Council where a foolish policy of keeping the Council Tax too low for political advantage has contributed to the Council running out of money.

    The result is that these could be the last elections for the District Council as the Government looks like imposing a new council on us which will see Daventry swallowed up in much larger 'unitary' Council including South Northants and Northampton. Daventry Lib Dems are concerned this will result in our area being overlooked in favour of the needs of Northampton.

  • Cllr CAtherine LOmax
    Article: Apr 18, 2018
    By Andrew Simpson

    The Daventry District Council elections are being held in the shadow of the failure of the Conservative run County Council where a foolish policy of keeping the Council Tax too low for political advantage has contributed to the Council running out of money.

    The result is that these could be the last elections for the District Council as the Government looks like imposing a new council on us which will see Daventry swallowed up in much larger 'unitary' Council including South Northants and Northampton. Daventry Lib Dems are concerned this will result in our area being overlooked in favour of the needs of Northampton.

  • Document: May 30, 2017
  • School meals
    Article: May 28, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    Plans by Theresa May to axe free school lunches would waste the £1.2 million invested in Northamptonshire to upgrade school kitchens, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    It comes after figures revealed 18,518 children in the County are set to lose out under the Conservative proposals.

    When in government, the Liberal Democrats invested £160m upgrading school kitchen facilities to enable them to prepare hot lunches, including £1.2 million in Northamptonshire.

  • Fox
    Article: May 25, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    Andrew SImpson, the LIberal Democrat Parliamenatry Candidate for Daventry constituency, has voiced his opposition to any moves by Theresa May to bring back fox hunting through repealing the 2004 Hunting Act.

    "I have always opposed fox hunting" said Andrew "It is cruel and barbaric and from a bygone age, Theresa May shows how out of touch she is with modern Britain by suggesting it should be brought back".

  • Document: May 21, 2017
  • Social care image
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Conservative manifesto plans will mean the average household in Daventry constituencycould be forced to pay £172,033 of the value of their homes for social care after they die, it has been revealed.

    The manifesto plans, which would mean that people would be forced to hand over assets worth over £100,000 to pay for social care at home, would have a particularly damaging impact on sufferers of dementia, who have complicated long-term health needs.

  • Andrew with the Lib Dem Team
    Article: May 17, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police. The Party's landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU.

  • Article: May 14, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    Andrew Simpson, local Liberal Democrat candidate for Daventry standing in the General Election has pledged their support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in by backing CAMRA's Election Manifesto.

    CAMRA's 187,000 members are asking candidates to promote and celebrate Britain's 1,540 breweries and over 50,000 pubs by considering a range of measures to help make pub-going and beer drinking more affordable for UK consumers.