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Cllr Alex Payton selected to stand as Parliamentary Candidate in 2015

January 3, 2015 3:30 PM

Alex Payton and Martin Baker

Parliamentary Candidate Alex Payton and Chair of Constituency Martin Baker

North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats have selected local barrister Alex Payton as their prospective parliamentary candidate. The selection followed a vote of party members at a meeting in Andover Guild Hall.

40 year old Alex is an Oxford graduate who specialises in civil law. He is a councillor in Newbury and has previously served as councillor for, and mayor of, Thatcham. In 2010 he was Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Havant.

Speaking to the members meeting Alex said he was proud to represent the Liberal Democrats and their successes in coalition. Achievements such as the £12,600 tax threshold, the triple lock on pensions and the pupil premium have made a real difference to local people and would not have been introduced without the Lib Dems in government. Alex is keen to work with local councillors dealing with the problems of the large scale housing developments in the constituency, improving road and transport links and ensuring local people have a voice in parliament.

Welcoming the selection North West Hants constituency vice chair Len Gates said "Alex is and excellent candidate with extensive knowledge and experience of local campaigning who will put the people of North West Hampshire first. We all look forward to working with him in the forthcoming general and local election campaigns.

Editor: Good luck Alex!