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RICHARD SIMPSON - EGGBUCKLAND

After 9 years as an Officer in the Royal Navy, I trained to teach in Plymouth, at the college of St. Mark and St. John, as it was then, and have been teaching in Plymouth and Devon for the last 28 years. I have been married for 33 years and have three grown-up sons and a granddaughter. My naval career brought me to Plymouth, where I have lived for the last 32 years and am delighted to be in such a fantastic location.

I joined the Liberal Democrat party in the 1990s and am more convinced than ever that they offer the best way forward for Britain locally and nationally. Plymouth Liberal Democrats are proud of our city, however, its distance from London means it has been overlooked and neglected by central Government for too long. We would seek an end to political infighting and work with other parties for the good of everyone in Plymouth. I am passionate about environmental issues and would push for more effective recycling measures in line with the climate emergency