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Name: Edward Argar
Candidate for: Oxford East
ED Argar was born and grew up in Kent, where both his parents were teachers, before studying history at Oriel College in Oxford.
After leaving university, he worked for the then Shadow Foreign Secretary and deputy leader of the Conservative Party, Michael Ancram.
In 2005 he left to pursue a career in business and is currently employed by a large private sector company.
Mr Argar said: "I actively campaigned in East Oxford against Labour proposals to cut frontline local services, like Post Offices and public loos."
He believes the result in Oxford East will be very close between all the parties.
Mr Argar said: “The big issue is getting the economy moving again. That is a huge issue for everyone.
"We have to tackle the deficit and put in place measures to boost jobs in East Oxford such as investing in skills and apprentiships and cutting Labour’s planned National Insurance hike.
"One local issue is getting the balance right between the need for better affordable housing of the right size and at the same time protect the city’s unique green spaces, such as Warneford Meadow.
"The key long-term is to give power back to local communities so they can make the judgements."
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