Where does Nick stand?

Nick Cott, the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Hexham, is keen to listen to the concerns of local people and to put forward reasons for them to support the Liberal Democrats. Nick said "People are angry with this Conservative Government and are looking for an alternative. The Liberal Democrats in Hexham have already taken the challenge to the Tories winning a crucial council by-election which deprived them of their overall majority at County Hall. Now there is a chance for residents to vote Liberal Democrat to affect change at Westminster too. People deserve better than the Conservatives in Hexham. As the local MP, I would work together with the people of the area to tackle major issues of concern, such as access to services, transport, and education, and deal with the cost of living crisis."

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Meet Nick Cott

I am delighted to have been selected as Liberal Democrat PPC for Hexham.

I was fortunate to grow up in the constituency, living in the Tyne Valley, and attending local schools. I have enormous affection for the area and had my first campaigning experiences in the constituency delivering leaflets for Philip Latham in Stocksfield aged 14.

Politics has been an important part of my life and I care deeply about social inequalities. I believe in a free, liberal democratic society, which needs protecting and enhancing. My liberal values have kept me involved in the party for almost 25 years. I have been a local councillor in Newcastle for most of those, currently representing Fawdon and West Gosforth ward. From 2004 to 2011, I was Executive Member for Children's Services in the LibDem administration of the Council and worked to address issues for children and theor families. Among the successes was the award of beacon status for preventing and tackling child poverty. I have been involved with the Local Government Association and served on a Ministerial Advisory Group during the Coalition Government. I have been Leader of Newcastle's Liberal Democrat Group and Leader of the Opposition. I have stood for parliament on three separate occasions for constituencies in Newcastle.

Outside of politics, I am a lecturer in history, working online and at a distance for the Open and St Andrews universities. 

Nick Cott

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