Candidate profile: Andy Newman (Eastcott)

I am a 50 years old telecommunications engineer and trade union activist, and I have 2 school-age children. I am an experienced campaigner, and I want to use my skills to benefit Swindon, and the residents of Eastcott.

I want Swindon to be run well and fairly. When the Conservatives took power ten years ago there was money in the bank; they have built up £80 million debt, which costs £11 million per year. Labour will stop the waste on vanity projects and we will protect services.