Name: Alan Armitage
Candidate for: Wantage
Party: Liberal Democrat
BORN in Africa and educated in Scotland and the USA, Alan Armitage, 59, has lived and worked in 16 EU countries.
He spent 30 years in the IT industry, and now sits on both Oxford City and Oxfordshire County Councils. He is also a part-time member of the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal.
He is married with three children, who attended state schools in Oxfordshire and are now at university.
He says: “This election is about fairness, and the tax system is very unfair for most people in the constituency. We also need to return decision-making to the lowest possible level, and this would give decisions about housing, local health services and policing back to the people.
“For example, we would have democratically elected police boards.
“Flooding is an issue in lots of parts of the constituency, and we want to implement the Pitt Review in full. There are a lot of problems with transport, and we need a new station at Wantage and Grove and an upgrade of the A34 and A420.
“There are also a lot of issues about farming and there has been a lot of unfair treatment of our farmers by supermarkets. We would introduce protection from that.”
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