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Thank you from Alex Payton

June 12, 2017 11:06 PM

Alex Payton

Thank you everyone in North West Hampshire who voted in the recent election, and particularly of course those who kindly entrusted me with their vote.

I very ​much enjoyed talking to so many of you, on doorsteps, at meetings across the constituency, and in the Liberal Democrat campaign headquarters in Andover. Whether answering your queries, thanking you for your support, and in several cases welcoming you to the party, it was clear to me that the Liberal Democrats have a vital role to play in the politics of North West Hampshire. We are certainly here to stay.

Here in North West Hampshire we held our own and look forward to continuing to campaign for an improved Andover hospital, against cuts to school funding, and for improvements to the local economy.

Nationally we returned with almost one and a half times as many MPs as we had before the election. With just another 473 votes in the right places we would have almost doubled our number of MPs.

It was the second major vote in two years imposed on us to suit the failings of the Tory party not the needs of the country. It will happen again and I relish the privilege of challenging for parliament again. But for the sake of the nation let us hope they do not try to impose a third vote on us any time soon.

Yours sincerely

Alex Payton

NW Hampshire Liberal Democrats

You can see the full election results here