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A message from your Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

September 19, 2019 11:39 AM

You will probably be wondering what on earth is going on in Parliament at the moment. As your Prospective Parliamentary Candidate I attended a briefing at Westminster the other day and can confirm that there is little certainty about what the next few weeks will bring.

What is apparent, though, is that our party is rising in both numbers and in the polls. Out Local membership, as nationally, continues to grow at pace.. Their analysis shows we are picking up Remain supporters from across the other parties and from those who have no set party allegiance.

As our local party has grown, I thought it useful to introduce myself. I lived in Towcester, South Northamptonshire from 1997 until March this year when my wife and I moved to Badby near Daventry. I have two grown up girls who both went to local schools in Towcester. I worked in local government for over 30 years ending my career as Deputy Chief Executive at South Northamptonshire Council. Since retiring in 2008 I have been a Councillor with Towcester Town, South Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire County Councils at various times. I am currently focussing on South Northamptonshire Council where I am the Liberal Democrat Group Leader closely monitoring how effectively both the split from Cherwell and preparations for the new West Northamptonshire Council are being managed by the Tory administration.

I stood for Parliament in the snap election in 2017 and am standing again if, or probably when, there is another snap election this autumn. My main political interests are the Environment, Housing, the NHS and of course Remaining in the EU.

Across the country local parties have been asked to be prepared for a General Election which could come as early as the end of October. It looks like the Liberal Democrats could pick up more seats in Parliament than ever before if the polling predictions are correct.

Best wishes,

Chris Lofts

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South Northamptonshire