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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 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,

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Andrew Simpson poster

  • 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.

  • 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".