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Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website.

I am a Liberal Democrat campaigner living in Northamptonshire. I served as a Northampton Borough Councillor between 1995-2011 and am a former parliamentary candidate for Northampton North constituency.

I am currently Chair and Parliamentary Spokepserson for Daventry Liberal Democrats and also a member of the Braunston & Crick Focus Team.

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

If you'd like to hear about what I'm doing please sign up to my e-mail news list.

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

With best wishes

Andrew

  • Article: Feb 16, 2017
    By Alan Knape

    A new crossing is to be installed on Drayton Way which will significantly increase safety for pedestrians crossing the busy road. Currently, it is quite hazardous for members of the public walking from Middlemore to the Shops and school on Ashby Fields or the Falconers Hill, UTC and Hill schools further down Ashby Road. Residents of Middlemore have been asking for this route to be made safer for more than five years. Now that this improvement is being made it would be a good time to press the county council to increase safety on the section of Ashby Road next to the reservoir. The pavement here is close to the road, and with a speed limit of 40MPH, it can be quite worrying walking down the road when taking young children to school. However, with the current Conservative-led administration at the county council being unable to balance the books, it is unlikely anything will happen soon. Local Lib Dem focus team member Alan Knape said "While I welcome any efforts to increase safety for local residents this is five years too late. We should be thankful no one has been injured on this dangerous road. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that it has taken so long as the Conservative-led county council can barely maintain our roads, let alone make improvements to make them safer."

  • Article: Jan 12, 2017

    You couldn't make this up - what incompetence!

    In 7 Days, the original report from DDC is retracted

    So - DDC recognises the County is in a mess and alerted councillors to this - but handled badly now looks like an own goal

    First:-

    Northamptonshire County Council is at risk of 'insolvency' due to financial crisis, claims district council

  • Andrew at Braunston ()
    Article: Jan 12, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    News that Daventry District Council (DDC) have finally approved outline plans for a proposed extension to link Daventry to the Grand Union canal have been welcomed by local Lib Dem Campaigners.

    The controversial plan was agreed by DDC Planning Committee on Wednesday night and proposes a 1.6 mile canal arm that would run from a basin by the iCon roundabout and then snake along the edge of Daventry Country Park before heading out to the Grand Union Canal. The approved plan includes six locks, rather than a boat lift. Further more detailed plans will need to be considered for the waterfront development proposed for the Eastern Way playing field.

  • Andrew Simpson's Residents Survey
    Article: Jan 1, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    Local Liberal Democrat Campaigner, Andrew Simpson, has launched a residents survey that is currently being delivered across the Braunston & Crick area including Kilsby, Barby, Welton, Onley, Yelvertoft and Ashby-St-Ledgers.

    The survey askes residents what they like about living in the area and what are their top priorities for improvements, it also asks how easy they find it to accesslocal services such as Post Offices and Health Care as well as asking them what their concerns are about the state of public services.

  • Lib Dems March For Europe
    Article: Sep 4, 2016
    By Alison Rouse in http://www.libdemvoice.org

    Thousands of people across the UK Marched for Europe yesterday, with demonstrations in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge plus many more.

    In London we put on a huge Lib Dem splash, with more than 300 Lib Dems joining us at the start in Marble Arch. An army of volunteers distributed placards, balloons and flyers. There were so many of us, police escorted us down to the main march on Park Lane!

  • Article: Jul 12, 2016
    By Alison Rouse

    CALLING ALL LIB DEMS!

    Nottingham City Liberal Democrats invite you to

    "THE BIG MOAN"

    The Belgrave Rooms

    Saturday 16 July 1.00pm - 4.00pm

    We all have things to say about the referendum but it is also important that we move on, identify the issues and consider what we can do about them.

    This session will give everyone the opportunity to reflect on and to hear each others' thoughts since the result was announced and to work together on deciding next steps.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2016
    By Adam Wain

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    Events coming up this week (June 13, 2016 to June 19, 2016)

  • Article: Jun 7, 2016
    By Adam Wain

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  • Article: May 31, 2016
    By Adam Wain

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  • Article: May 18, 2016
    By Adam Wain

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    Events coming up this week (May 16, 2016 to May 22, 2016)