We want to build an economy which allows people and business to thrive.
Liberal Democrats are a pro free-trade, pro-business party.
We know that if we want to support the most vulnerable, give people the opportunity to succeed and deliver strong schools, hospitals and other public services we need a growing, stable economy.
That means building a sustainable economy, fit for the future, alongside a thriving business community. We want an economy built on ensuring regional growth, embracing new technology and being an outward looking, internationally-minded country.
Yet the Conservative Government is letting everyone down when it comes to our economic security.
Despite claiming to be the party of business, they have now turned their back on the needs of business by threatening to leave the Single Market, devastating business and our economy, and pursuing spending plans based on the short term interest of the Conservative Party, not the long term health of our economy.
Meanwhile, Labour are shying away from the huge challenges facing our economy.
Instead of working to ensure globalisation, and huge leaps in technology work for all of us, they are seeking to stop them in their tracks. They cannot deliver a prosperous economy, or provide an economically credible opposition to the Conservative Party.
Liberal Democrats want to work to build an economy which allows people and business to thrive.
Andrew Simpson is an experienced local campaigner and believes that politicians have to prove they are worthy of your support by the actions and approach they take on representing you.
He has previously stood for Parliament three times and on each occasion secured an increase in the vote share for the Liberal Democrats. He served as a Northampton Borough Councillor between 1995-2011. As a councillor he campaigned on many local issue including helping to save a Post Office from closure, getting improvements to the local park and better safety measures in a local shopping area.
Most recently he stood to be elected to Northamptonshire County Council in the Braunston & Crick Division in Daventry constituency where he now lives. The result saw a massive 25% increase in the Lib Dem vote and firmly put the Lib Dems in place as the challengers to the Conservatives in that area.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of a Northamptonshire based Charity that supports young people.
Andrew works in Financial Services for one of the country’s leading retailers. His interests outside politics including learning Spanish, trying to keep fit and gardening.
George Smid to fight Northampton North
George Smid has been selected to stand for the Liberal Democrats in Northampton North in the forthcoming General Election.
The Liberal Democrats have a strong track record in general elections in this constituency which was a 3 way marginal in 2010 when the Liberal Democrats secured 27.9% of the vote.
George moved to England in 1981 to escape persecution by the Russians in his home country of Czechoslovakia. He gained his British Citizenship in 1987 and his children have grown up as British citizens enjoying a British way of life.
George lives with his wife in rural North Northamptonshire where he is active in his local community. He is a member of the Parish Council and takes an active interest in local developments and protecting local services.
George’s professional career has been in Civil and Structural Engineering where he has worked in the public as well as the private sector. After working for an international company, he set up on his own business consultancy company helping companies with cross border projects and new market entries.
As an MP George will fight to secure financing for local projects to solve local problems: care for the elderly and disabled, road improvement to Kingsthorpe traffic congestion, social housing, solar, not wind farm, recycling and renewable energy.
Residents in this constituency need an MP who will stand up for their concerns not another Conservative MP trooping through the Government lobbies under the instruction of a Prime Minister with a comfortable majority.
You can contact George
Mobile :- 07950 021 062
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or via Alastair Thomson (Agent)
Mobile :- 07787 534 413
Northampton Liberal Democrats have selected local campaigner Jill Hope to be their candidate for Northampton South in the forthcoming General Election.
Jill had hoped to stand against David Mackintosh and hold him to account for the Tory record in Northampton. She commented “I understand why the Conservatives have ditched their previous MP but the question of what happened to £10m of council taxpayers money remains unanswered”
Originally from Birmingham, Jill has lived in Northampton since 1976 and has raised her 4 children here. She has worked in the past with long-term unemployed people in the town, and has helped hundreds of people to start up their own businesses.
A graduate in English with a postgraduate diploma in law, accountancy, statistics and economics, Jill has worked for a cross section of employers including The University of Northampton and Business Link.
As a councillor in Northampton for 12 years, Jill has helped many people locally with school admissions, disability tribunals and housing problems.
Asked why she wanted to become an MP Jill commented: “I have helped lots of local people with serious problems; but the queue never gets any shorter. I thought about why that was, and realised that the problems arise from bad policies at Government level. Instead of patching up the wounded, I want to change the policies that cause the pain and suffering.”Read more
People in Far Cotton and Delapre should Vote at Queen Eleanor School not at The Rec Centre, Towcester Road
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St Georges County Councillor Sarah Uldall has been out campaigning to save the COOP on "Kingsley Front"
County Councillor Sarah Uldall has written to The COOP Headquarters ,in a last ditch attempt to keep the Kingsley Park Terrace shop open.Read more
Between Early March and 4th May we ( helpers and volunteers) will be delivering more than 100 thousand leaflets to people across Northampton.
Northampton Liberal Democrats are taking the fight to both Tories and Labour in the County Council Elections. Contesting all 17 Seats in the town and looking to increase our number of councillors locally from 5 out of 17 to ?. How many could be up to you.
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