Nick Radford - Liberal Democrat

Nick Radford

Nick Radford

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Name:

Nick Radford

Party:

Liberal Democrats

Age:

26

Address:

4 New Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PH

Contact no:

01722 432664

Website:

nickradford.co.uk

Family:

My Dad, Mum and sister all live locally, I live with my partner in Salisbury.

Foremost issues:

Supporting our local economy. Defending local services against cuts. Securing fair funding for local schools.

Favourite politician in history:

Paddy Ashdown

Hobbies:

Running, rugby, the outdoors, natural sciences, photography.

Favourite quote:

"Our destiny is not written for us, but by us - by people who are not prepared to settle for the world as it is, but have the courage to change the world to what it should be." - Barack Obama

I believe that a really important part of standing to be an MP is having first-hand experience of the community that you are asking to represent.

I have lived in south Wiltshire all my life and I'm standing to be Salisbury's MP because I'm passionate about making our community a better place.

I went to Bemerton St John's and Salisbury Cathedral School, before going to Bryanston School and then Oxford University to read Biological Sciences. I then worked for an MP and gained experience of the workings of Parliament. I have since trained as an electrician and now live in Salisbury centre, where I run a solar panel business.

I have been the Lib Dem candidate for two years and in that time I've campaigned to make a positive difference for our community: helping to keep our retained firefighters on call, negotiating to keep local bus routes open and fighting to keep local jobs at the HPA.

This long-term experience of south Wiltshire means that I will be able to deliver positive results for our area if elected as Salisbury's MP.

As Salisbury's MP I will: fight to protect local jobs and services in the difficult times ahead, pressure the council to improve our roads, secure fairer funding for our schools, speak up for our troops and those in the defence industry and I will work hard for everyone in our community with openness and honesty.

I was asked to stand in a safe Lib Dem seat, but I turned down the opportunity because I don't want to be an MP for just anywhere, I want to be Salisbury's MP so that I can work hard for the community which I've called my home all my life.

Robert Key's retirement means that Salisbury no longer a safe seat. Your vote matters, so please don't waste it. Labour and the Greens can't win in Salisbury, but the Liberal Democrats can.

If you want Salisbury to have a hard-working, local MP who understands our community and will get things done with energy and ambition, please support the Liberal Democrats and vote local, vote Radford.

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10:48am Sat 24 Apr 10

bertb says...

Think you need to sort out your Career History Mr Radford. In some instances you write you were employed by a Solar Company from 2006 - 2010. Try 2007 to 2009 - under two years! Also were is this renewables company you have set up and are willing to give up if you become elected? (as quoted in your leaflets) - 'Radford Renewables'. Established, apparently, in 2010, no web presence that I can find of etc etc - doesn't sound much of grand gesture to me!

Lastly "I have lived in Salisbury all my life" (as quoted on your website and your leaflets). No you haven't. You just moved there a few months ago. 'lived in Wiltshire for some of my life', would better sum it up.

Honestly, I get so tired of politicians like you who can't give an honest appraisal of themselves from the start...
Think you need to sort out your Career History Mr Radford. In some instances you write you were employed by a Solar Company from 2006 - 2010. Try 2007 to 2009 - under two years! Also were is this renewables company you have set up and are willing to give up if you become elected? (as quoted in your leaflets) - 'Radford Renewables'. Established, apparently, in 2010, no web presence that I can find of etc etc - doesn't sound much of grand gesture to me! Lastly "I have lived in Salisbury all my life" (as quoted on your website and your leaflets). No you haven't. You just moved there a few months ago. 'lived in Wiltshire for some of my life', would better sum it up. Honestly, I get so tired of politicians like you who can't give an honest appraisal of themselves from the start... bertb
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7:28pm Sun 25 Apr 10

Ebint says...

Bertb, you are a fool.

The biog doesn't say he has lived in salisbury all his life, it says 'South Wiltshire'. Believe it or not, but a large proportion of us who get to vote for the Salusbury MP also don't live in Salisbury, but live in South Wilts. Given the whole primary & prep school thing, I think we can all agree that the lad knows a bit about the area!

Not all self employed people have a web presence, many of us don't need one. I'm a self employed consultant & I don't have / need a website. Oh, and for a 26 year old who trained as a spark after uni to have had a job for even 2 years is also perfectly normal. Get over yourself & go find a real target to attack.

I agree with Nick.
Bertb, you are a fool. The biog doesn't say he has lived in salisbury all his life, it says 'South Wiltshire'. Believe it or not, but a large proportion of us who get to vote for the Salusbury MP also don't live in Salisbury, but live in South Wilts. Given the whole primary & prep school thing, I think we can all agree that the lad knows a bit about the area! Not all self employed people have a web presence, many of us don't need one. I'm a self employed consultant & I don't have / need a website. Oh, and for a 26 year old who trained as a spark after uni to have had a job for even 2 years is also perfectly normal. Get over yourself & go find a real target to attack. I agree with Nick. Ebint
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12:53pm Mon 26 Apr 10

bertb says...

I mentioned that HIS FLYERS and not the article above categorically state HE HAS LIVED IN SALISBURY ALL HIS LIFE ;-) and agree, no problem with him saying he's lived in South Wilts but as for Salisbury...... As for a web presence for his business, I would have thought in this day and age it is a MUST for any bright spark and new venture such as his. The lack of information, anywhere on Radford Renwables, leads one to wonder whether it does in fact exist. Would be nice to what he is proposing to 'give up' in favour of politics as that is quite a gesture.

My point is that politicians never seem to be able to paint a fair and true reflection of themselves from the start, regardless of which party they represent.

What is wrong with the above? - Surely enthusiasm (which Mr Radford seems to have an abundance of, and you can't knock that); a desire to serve the people and good, sound policies are enough without exagerating one's experience or having a tit for tat with the next candidate or in fact the people on the street as to who really is a 'Salisbury Person'?
I mentioned that HIS FLYERS and not the article above categorically state HE HAS LIVED IN SALISBURY ALL HIS LIFE ;-) and agree, no problem with him saying he's lived in South Wilts but as for Salisbury...... As for a web presence for his business, I would have thought in this day and age it is a MUST for any bright spark and new venture such as his. The lack of information, anywhere on Radford Renwables, leads one to wonder whether it does in fact exist. Would be nice to what he is proposing to 'give up' in favour of politics as that is quite a gesture. My point is that politicians never seem to be able to paint a fair and true reflection of themselves from the start, regardless of which party they represent. What is wrong with the above? - Surely enthusiasm (which Mr Radford seems to have an abundance of, and you can't knock that); a desire to serve the people and good, sound policies are enough without exagerating one's experience or having a tit for tat with the next candidate or in fact the people on the street as to who really is a 'Salisbury Person'? bertb
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