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.
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Otherwise on this website you can find information about my past and present campaigns and my interests and views.
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Article: Jul 19, 2019By 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."
Article: May 16, 2019
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Article: May 4, 2018By 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.
Article: Apr 18, 2018By 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.
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Scrapping free school lunches would waste £1,216,939 spent on upgrading kitchens in NorthamptonshireArticle: May 28, 2017By 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.
Article: May 25, 2017By 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".
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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.
Article: May 17, 2017By 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.