Andy Hilton - Coventry North West

Andy HiltonAndy Hilton is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Coventry North West in the 2017 General Election. Based in the heart of the constituency, Andy moved to Coventry in 2011 and chose to make this iconic city his home. He believes that Coventry has huge potential as a tourist, shopping and commercial location that is not being realised by complacent MPs and councillors.

Andy works as an IT Service Management Consultant, supporting clients in the UK and overseas. He has previously lived and worked for seven years in the Czech Republic and is a passionate advocate for the life opportunities that the free movement of labour offers to young people throughout the European Union. He also achieved an MBA and believes firmly in evidence-based policy.

Returning to party politics after a long break, Andy is determined to help deliver a united country where everybody can expect reliable health care that is free at the point of delivery and not run for profit. Andy is passionate about good quality, affordable housing that is well connected to local amenities by safe cycle routes and public transport.

Andy is also passionate about sport. A keen cyclist, he has raised thousand of pounds for a range of charities by riding long distances and over many of the most iconic mountain passes in the sport. He is also a hockey player and umpire, and a long-standing committee member of the Coventry & North Warwickshire Hockey Club. Andy has coached several hockey teams and helped to raise funds for and deliver two multi-sport synthetic pitches. He played an active role in improvements to cycling facilities in Coventry and continues to campaign for safe cycling, running and walking spaces for all.

Andy comments upon one of the key issues in the upcoming election, "Coventry's Liberal Democrats are fully committed to giving the people the final say on whether to accept the Brexit deal. Brexit would be seriously damaging to people's income and opportunities."

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