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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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    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.

  • Article: May 12, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to address the housing shortage in the Daventry area and build more affordable homes.

    There are currently 881 families in the Daventry area on a waiting list for council homes, up from 809 last year.

    In addition, official figures show 80 homes in the Daventry area have been empty for over six months.

    The Liberal Democrats would introduce a legal requirement for smaller housing developments to include affordable homes, make it easier for local authorities and housing associations to borrow money and set up a new government-backed Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank.

    The party would allow local authorities to hike up council tax on empty homes by up to 200%, including second homes. Local authorities could also choose to impose penalties on developers who leave plots of land empty for over 3 years, to tackle so-called land-banking.

    Andrew Simpson Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Daventry commented:

    "Nearly 900 hundreds families in Daventry are struggling to find a decent and affordable place to call home.

    "Many young people in particular are finding it virtually impossible to get on the housing ladder.

    "At the same time, homes are sitting empty and plots of land bought by developers are not being used.

    "The market is broken and has failed to deliver. That is why we are setting out radical plans to fix the housing crisis.

    "A Conservative landslide would allow the government to take people for granted, meaning years more soaring rents and failure to build enough affordable housing.

    "A better future is available. Have hope, vote Liberal Democrat and we can change Britain's future and build the affordable homes Daventry needs."

    ENDS

    Notes for editors

    Long-term vacant dwelling by local authority here (table 611)

    Number of households on local authorities' housing waiting list here (table 600)

    To address the huge shortage of housing in the UK, the Liberal Democrats have committed to:

  • Article: May 10, 2017
    By Andrew Simpson

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £39,081,032 more in schools and colleges in Northamptonshire over the next parliament.

    The funding for Northamptonshire would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.

    £4,776,948 of the funding would be spent on protecting the Pupil Premium, introduced by the Liberal Democrats to help the most disadvantaged children.

    Andrew Simpson Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Daventry said:

    "Children in Daventry are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care.

    "Under the Conservatives, funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, while billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

    "This extra £39 million of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.

    "We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed."

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

    "A landslide for the Conservatives would allow Theresa May to take parents across the country for granted and cut our schools to the bone.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats can provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up for Daventry.

    "Vote for the Liberal Democrats and you can change Britain's future."

    ENDS

    Notes to Editors

    The Liberal Democrats will invest £6.9bn more in our schools and colleges over the next parliament, to ensure no school and no child loses out. A breakdown of local figures on additional funding by local authority can be found here.

    Over the course of the Parliament, we will: