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Name: Steve Goddard
Candidate for: Oxford East
Party: Liberal Democrat
Steve Goddard came to Oxford in 1987 as a student and has lived here for almost 20 years.
He joined the Liberal Democrats in 1990 and has been a committed activist ever since, playing an active part in every General Election and every set of local elections. He works as a lecturer in French in several colleges in Oxford.
He joined the Liberal Democrats because he found he agreed with their views on the environment, education, voting reform and Europe.
He served as an Oxford city councillor for Wolvercote ward from 1996 to 2002, defeating the Tory leader to win his seat.
Dr Goddard said economy, education and health were at the heart of his campaign.
He said: “We have great ideas on tax and related issues and Labour has not addressed these issues.”
He also said university tuition fees were a big issue for the city.
“We would still abolish tuition fees but over six years because of the economic situation.”
On health, Dr Goddard said: “The NHS in Oxfordshire is facing cuts.
“Visiting the John Radcliffe Hospital, its problem is that money has been put in but it has not gone as much as it should have done to frontline services.”
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