North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats have selected local barrister Alex Payton as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the May 2015 election.
The selection followed a vote of party members at a meeting in Andover Guildhall on Friday 5th December.
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 chair Martin Baker said “Alex is an 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“.