|Lib Dems select Brentford & Isleworth candidate|
Andrew Dakers to contest local parliamentary constituency
Local Liberal Democrats have selected Andrew Dakers as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brentford & Isleworth. The seat is currently held by Ann Keen MP.
He is Vice-chair of Hounslow Borough Liberal Democrats and former Chair of Brentford Community Council. He works in the constituency as a Communications and Business Change Advisor.
He said: “this has to be a matter for individual MPs to decide. However neither Satnam (the candidate for the other Heston and Feltham seat) nor I would claim any of the £17,669 per annum that husband and wife Alan and Ann Keen MP are each claiming as an ‘Additional Costs Allowance’.”
He went on to say, “Living in our constituencies, just 9 miles from the city centre, we will use public transport to go to work, like most people do.”
Beyond politics, Andrew's professional career encompasses both the private and public sector. He worked for several years in public broadcasting before launching a radio station and magazine targeted at students. He then spent time working at the United Nations in New York before assuming his current role as Communications Advisor for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
He says his hobby of scuba-diving among sharks means he is well placed to handle future confrontations with Labour and the Tories.
November 25, 2004