David Watts

Liberal Democrat Councillor For Bramcote And Parliamentary Candidate for Newark Learn more

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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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Brexit – The Fight Goes On

by David Watts on 21 October, 2019

The battle against Boris Johnsons disastrous Brexit deal rumbles on. On Saturday, as more than a million people marched to call for a peoples vote, MP’s defeated the governments plans to railroad this deal through, and so they should. Johnsons deal is nothing more than no deal Brexit by the back door and not something […]

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Last Nights Debate in Parliament

by David Watts on 26 September, 2019

Is there no limit to how low Boris Johnson is willing to go, no gutter into which he won’t crawl? His suggestion last night that the best way to honour the memory of Jo Cox is to deliver exactly what the man who murdered her wanted is reprehensible. It was disgraceful. It would have been […]

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The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law

by David Watts on 26 September, 2019

The Supreme Court is the top court in this country. Its 12 members are the best legal brains that we have. It is their job to uphold the law without fear or favour. That is exactly what they have done this week. They were asked to look at whether Boris Johnsons decision to prorogue parliament […]

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Newark Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

by David Watts on 14 September, 2019

I am deeply honoured to have been selected by Newark Liberal Democrats to be their parliamentary candidate for the next general election. This will be the third time that I have contested Newark. In the coalition period I came sixth, last time I jumped up to third and this time we are in it to […]

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The Brexit Shambles

by David Watts on 25 August, 2019

Once again we see what a shambles Brexit has become. Boris Johnson seems surprised that the Germans and French weren’t bending over backwards to give him a new deal. Unfortunately all his lies are now coming home to roost. How the Conservative Party could put their trust in a man who is a proven and […]

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Brecon By Election

by David Watts on 3 August, 2019

I was delighted to be part of the Lib Dem team working on the Brecon and Radnorshire by election, which saw Jane Dodds elected as our new MP for the region. Jane overturned an 8,000 vote Conservative majority to win by nearly 1,500 votes. The result was great for us, showing that the so called […]

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