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Thank you for visiting my website.

I am the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for the forthcoming General Election on 12th December.

I stood for Parliament last time in the 2017 snap election and, as you will see from my website, I am an experienced campaigner having increased the vote share for the Liberal Democrats in every parliamentary contest I have fought.

This election will be like no other I have fought being as it is down to the stalemate over the way forward for Brexit.

But it must be remembered that the whole Brexit mess is down to the Conservatives and in particular those in the European Reform Group (ERG). Their obessesion with leaving the E.U. has caused division and dissent not only in their own party but across the wider country. Daventry's current MP is a leading member of that group.

I think we need to Stop Brexit and instead concentrate on tackling the real issues that are causing problems for our country - in particular the Climate Emergency, the lack of affordable housing, the need for investment in education and in supporting our precious NHS.

  • You can read my views on Brexit here.
  • You can read my personal manifesto for Daventry constituency here.
  • You can read my Commitments to tackling the Climate Emergency here
  • And you can read why I think you should support the Lib Dems in the Daventry constituency here.

If you would like to help my campaign you can do so in many ways:

  • Download a poster here
  • Volunteer to help here

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

With best wishes,


Andrew Simpson poster

  • Jonathan Harris
    Article: Apr 5, 2020
    By Cllr Jonathan Harris

    With the current COVID-19 crisis unfolding all around us and our eyes all focused on daily news briefings, you would be forgiven for having missed an emerging local story which will affect us all.

    Most will be familiar of the mass failings of Northamptonshire County Council which have evolved over the last few years almost like a plot from a 'you can't believe it' TV soap.

  • Fruit & vegetables
    Article: Apr 4, 2020
    By Rupert Knowles

    Countries like Kenya, Ghana and South Africa are suffering catastrophic losses to the economy and livelihoods. This is due to the grounding of flights to Europe. Fruit and vegetables are being left to rot [i] .

    At the same time, public health experts are proclaiming the benefits to the immune system from eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables[ii]. However, now is the 'hungry gap' when there is little produced locally in North Europe.

  • Jonathan Harris
    Article: Feb 29, 2020
    By Jonathan Harris

    Local proposals to tackle the Climate Emergency put together by a cross-party group on Daventry District Council have been watered down with over 50 recommendations reduced to just 20.
    The Conservative-run council declared a climate emergency and are to allocate responsibility to an existing Senior Manager designated as Climate Emergency Champion.

  • Document: Dec 7, 2019
    1.42 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Andrew Simpson's main General Election leaflet - distributed to all homes in the constituency by Royal Mail.

  • wind farm
    Article: Dec 6, 2019
    By Andrew Simpson

    The Climate Emergency should be the one big issue that dominates this General Election and it seems to be getting only secondary coverage at best.

    Compared to the challenges facing our environment and our planet, Brexit is but a sideshow and a needless distraction.

    While the election has been taking place:

  • Michael Heseltine endorses the Lib Dems
    Article: Dec 6, 2019
    By Andrew Simpson

    The Background

    • Daventry constituency has returned a Conservative MP at every election since the constituency was created in 1974.
    • At the last election the current MP, Chris Heaton Harris secured nearly 64% of the vote and had a majority of just under 22,000. See here for the last results https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daventry_(UK_Parliament_constituency)
    • So even if all the opposition agreed to support a single candidate they couldn't win based on the past results.
    • To win Daventry constituency any party has to win over support from Conservative voters.
    • In the EU referendum in the Daventry District results the split was 58.5% for Leave and 41.5% for Remain - roughly 28,000 votes for Leave and 20,000 for Remain.
    • So to win you not only have to win support from Conservative voters but also those who voted Leave in the EU Referendum.
  • Andrew Simpson out canvassing
    Article: Dec 1, 2019

    Electing a new MP should be about who is going to be the best person to stand up for the needs of the area it shouldn't really be about Brexit or because a person wears a certain coloured rosette.

    I have stood for Parliament a number of times and I have always said that my objective if elected would be to be a good constituency MP. To demonstrate to the people who put their trust in me by voting for me that I could make a difference to their lives.

  • UK & EU flags
    Article: Nov 24, 2019
    By Maggy - a constituent

    In June 2016 an EU Referendum was held asking the question did the electorate want to "Remain" in the EU or "Leave" the EU. 48.1% voted to remain and 51.9% voted to leave.
    This assignment will investigate how this came about; examine the issues involved and offer a way forward, following 3½ very difficult years…

  • Eu and UK flag
    Article: Nov 13, 2019
    By Andrew Simpson

    Lots of people have asked me about my views on Brexit and why I support the Lib Dem policy of Revoking Article 50 and remaining in the EU. So I have set out below the reasons why I support this policy and why I am committed to trying to keep us within the European Union.

    Let's consider the starting points:

  • Andrew Simpson and Lib Dems selfie
    Article: Nov 1, 2019
    By Andrew Simpson

    Liberal Democrats in Daventry constituency have chosen local resident Andrew Simpson as their candidate for the General Election on 12th December.

    Andrew stood at the previous 'snap election' in 2017.

    He is an experienced local and parliamentary campaigner having increased the Lib Dem vote share in every General Election where he stood as a candidate. In 2010 he stood in Northampton North constituency where he came within 5% of taking the seat from the Conservatives.