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Welcome

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 help my campaign 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,

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DLD Residents survey
    Article: Aug 24, 2019

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  • Jonathan Harris Winning Here
    Article: Jul 22, 2019

    Jonathan Harris wins the Brixworth By-election

    On Thursday the party gained a seat on Daventry District Council as Jonathan Harris won the Brixworth ward by-election.

    It was a historic result for the party taking a previously safe Conservative seat with a swing of 33% and an increase in the vote share of 38.5%.

    Local resident and new Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Harris said "I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to represent the people of the Brixworth area. I look forward to holding regular 'Listening Posts' to engage with and hear from residents. This result shows that people are looking for an alternative and increasingly they are seeing the Lib Dems as the most viable option."

    The snap election campaign was called by the Conservatives after the resignation of their previous councillor.

    Jonathan's victory means that for the first time Brixworth has a Liberal Democrat Councillor and means he will join long serving existing Lib Dem Councillor Catherine Lomax as the 2nd Lib Dem to be elected on the Council.

    Daventry Liberal Democrats local party Chair, Rupert Knowlessaid "This is a historic result for the Lib Dems and comes after a boost following the European Parliamentary elections where we came second in the district. A great result for us and with just a few days to go before we elect a new Liberal Democrat Leader too".

  • Jonathan Harris2
    Article: Jul 19, 2019
    By Andrew Simpson

    Local Liberal Democrats were celebrating last night as they gained a seat on Daventry District Council as Jonathan Harris won the Brixworth ward by election.

    In a historic result the party took a previously safe Conservative seat with a swing of 33% and an increase in the vote share of 38.5%.

    Local resident and new Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Harris said "I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to represent the people of the Brixworth area. I look forward to holding regular 'Listening Posts' to engage with and hear from residents. This result shows that people are looking for an alternative and increasingly they are seeing the Lib Dems as the most viable option."

  • No to Brexit
    Article: May 16, 2019

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  • 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
    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.