David Watts

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Four Days To Go

by David Watts on 8 December, 2019

We are now just a few days away from the end of this election campaign. This is the 3rd time that I’ve stood in Newark and this election has been like no other that I’ve ever been involved in. Even now, just days from the vote, lots of people are telling me that they are […]

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Shocking Rise In Food Parcels

by David Watts on 20 November, 2019

The Trussell Trust have emailed me today to say that they have distributed 1,018 three day food parcels between April and September this year in Newark, a 21% increase on last year. This is shocking. What sort of society are we creating where people can’t afford to even feed themselves. For too long we have […]

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Empty Homes In Newark

by David Watts on 20 November, 2019

There are over 640 long term empty homes in Newark. This figure has been fairly consistent since 2004 at least. It is vital that we take urgent action to bring these back into use. Adding these houses to the housing stock would go a long way towards ending homelessness in the area. We can never […]

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Tactical Voting Sites

by David Watts on 10 November, 2019

There are three purported tactical voting sites that I know of, all claiming to try and maximise the anti-Tory vote. If we had a fair voting system sites like this would not be needed. However we don’t so they are. Unfortunately the quality of the sites is very different. Best for Britain, a campaigning organisation […]

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Confronted By Jenrick

by David Watts on 9 November, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out campaigning for us in Newark today. It is clear there is a very different mood to that in previous elections, which much more support at the stall than ever before. People who were there at about midday were treated to a strange sight when I was confronted by Robert […]

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Appealing to Moderate Britain

by David Watts on 31 October, 2019

Whilst both the Conservatives and Labour find themselves in the grip of extremists it is good to know that there is somewhere where moderates can feel at home. Over the last few months five former Conservative and three former Labour MP’s have joined the Liberal Democrats, showing that moderates from both sides of the political […]

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Tactical Voting

by David Watts on 31 October, 2019

The tactical voting site GetVoting.org is now live and is advocating that everyone who wants to see the Tories out in Newark should vote for me as the Liberal Democrat candidate. Thank you to them for their support.

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The Tone Of Political Debate

by David Watts on 31 October, 2019

There is something different about this election. I’ve stood in a number of parliamentary elections and never before have the police felt the need to send advice to candidates about their personal and online safety. I have already had a number of comments made on my Facebook page threatening me with serious physical violence or […]

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The Election Is On

by David Watts on 31 October, 2019

So the 12th December it is. This is the single most important election for a generation. It is our chance to stop Brexit once and for all. I will be out campaigning as much as possible between now and then. It may come down to there being just one or two votes in it. If […]

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You Tube Channel

by David Watts on 21 October, 2019

Newark Liberal Democrats have now launched their own You Tube Channel. This will feature a series of videos on different issues. The first two are on Climate Change and on Brexit. You can see the videos here.

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