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Interview with Alex Payton, Parliamentary Candidate for NW Hampshire

May 31, 2017 11:01 PM

Alexander PaytonAlex Payton is 43 and has lived in Greenham since 2004. A graduate of Oxford University, he is a barrister specialising in contracts, duty of care, housing and land. He has been town councillor and mayor of Thatcham, and was Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for NW Hampshire in 2015 also. In his spare time he plays cricket.

Alex believes the majority of voters did not vote for a hard Brexit and that the government should seek a relationship with Europe which represents all interests not just the leavers.

Alex has a record of campaigning and achieving for the community. He has no outside directorships and would devote all his time to being a local MP for local people fighting for improved transport links and better housing, and defending schools and health services. He will be the local voice of North West Hampshire in parliament, not of parliament in North West Hampshire.

Q1. Why should the Chinese Community vote on June 8th?

Alex: It is vital that you vote. Politics is about the shoes you wear, the advertisements you see, the jobs you do, the rules that govern your businesses. Your vote counts, so whoever you vote for, make your choice and your voice heard.

Q2. Why should they vote for the Liberal Democrats?

Alex: Labour has been an incompetent opposition. It is not fit to be the opposition, let alone fit to govern. Theresa May seems to want to look after only the supporters of Nigel Farage, and Labour is letting her. Only the Liberal Democrats will fight to ensure a better deal for everyone in the UK. The more Liberal Democrat MPs there are, the better the deals in Europe and the world. The better the deals with Europe and the world, the more money for the economy, for the NHS and education, and for the issues that affect you.

Editor: Good luck Alex!