Nik was our Parliamentary candidate in May 2015 and made a huge impact, putting Labour in second place in Huntingdon for the first time in many years. He’s also the current chair of the Huntingdon CLP. He’s stood for Councillor in the County elections for St Neots Eynesbury and Eaton Socon, and the District elections for Eynesbury St Neots. He lives in the area.
“Originally from Northumberland, at 18 years old, I left home to train to be a doctor in London . After qualification in 1993 and numerous happy jobs in and around South East England, I was appointed to my ideal post in Huntingdon.
Huntingdonshire has been my family home for almost 10 years, and as well as my place of work, it is also the focus of my day to day life.
I believe passionately in the idea of public service. As a local children’s doctor at Hinchingbrooke hospital, I am privileged to have a job which places me right at the heart of the local community, allowing me to meet, help and support people from all walks of life.”
“In District and Council elections I felt motivated to stand as a Labour party candidate and have been able to engage with the electorate and raise the profile of the local party. Over the years, whilst I have been campaigning alongside party colleagues, the local Labour party has witnessed real success in increasing the share of the Labour vote.
Feeling empowered and inspired by these gains, I now find myself with the tricky but enjoyable task of balancing time between my family, my NHS work commitments and increased campaigning with the local party.
I believe I am well placed to listen to and represent the views of all the people of Huntingdonshire and am hoping to stand again as the Parliamentary candidate for the Labour party in the 2020 General Election.”
2015 Campaigning diary
Nik personally led his campaign in Brampton, Fenstanton, Hilton, the Hemingfords, Kimbolton, St Neots, St Ives, Hartford and of course Huntingdon itself. We delivered 100,000 leaflets! There were been two constituency-wide mailshots, five Hustings events, and a town centre presence every weekend of the campaign.
Hunts Post Hustings Event 2015
The Hunts Post Newspaper hustings event was held on Thursday, April 16 at Huntingdonshire Regional College.
Nik spoke with other candidates to be Cambridgeshire MPs on the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire live debate on April 23nd. The topic was the future of the NHS.
Congratulations to Nik on his leadership award last July