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Mr David Watts is the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Newark

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The prospective parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Newark has been named.

Mr David Watts stood for the party in the Newark by-election in 2014 and the 2017 General Election.

He has promised to take action to halt climate change and keep Britain in the European Union, if elected.

David Watts (18206024)
David Watts (18206024)

Mr Watts, of Nottingham, said both were critical topics.

“If they aren’t dealt with now, we won’t be able to do anything else. I want to leave our children a better future,” he said.

“I want us to stay in the EU. It will be so much easier to address our problems from within, rather than from outside and shouting in.

“All this won’t be sorted out in an afternoon over a cup of tea. There needs to be a restart, and we need to look at what caused people to vote leave and address those reasons.

“It has been a complete shambles and there will never be a workable Brexit because the Conservatives’ promises just weren’t delivered.”

Mr Watts believes there is a need to promote the use of electric cars, but the UK’s infrastructure needs to change first.

He said: “There needs to be a radical investment in green energy. We need to have reduced carbon emissions before 2050, but should be looking at 2030 or 2040.

“At the moment there just isn’t the infrastructure for everyone to be running electric cars, there aren’t enough charging points because not enough people have them. It’s a which came first, the chicken or the egg.”

Mr Watts believes the Lib Dems are the party to a positive Britain.

“Brexit has redefined the political landscape, there’s no left or right any more, only leave or remain,” he said.

“We are close second behind the Tories and they’re certainly within catching distance, and I’m really excited to be going to an election with a good chance of winning.”

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