Alton Holybourne

David Farr – Liberal Democrat Candidate

David considers himself an adopted Altonian, having moved here when he married in 1980. He had the honour to serve as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor in the 1990s before making a career move to France.
On returning to the UK in 2015, David had no hesitation in returning to the town that he calls home.

However, David was dismayed to discover how out of touch our local Councils have become.  He knows Alton is such a friendly, historical town but much needs to be done to bring it back to its former glory. David would welcome the opportunity to serve Alton once again.

David says “The town is being swamped by the huge amount of housing development being forced upon it, doing little to address local needs, but much of it being marketed to out-of- town commuters or investors. We need to ensure all new developments have suitable infrastructure and help new residents integrate into our community.”

Nicholas James – Liberal Democrat Candidate

Nicholas James has lived in East Hampshire all his life, and cares passionately about the area. If elected, his priorities will be to ensure the views of the residents of Holybourne are properly heard on the Council. Nicholas wants to see a higher proportion of the housing built in the area is actually affordable for younger people. He is also keen for some free Pop-In parking in the town centre and free parking throughout Alton on Sundays.


The Conservatives currently hold 43 out of 44 seats on EHDC. As a result, it has been difficult for anyone to hold them to account. Public participation at council meetings is discouraged and residents rightly feel that their voices are ignored.


Nicholas says  “Like my fellow Lib Dem candidates , I  believe it’s time for a change.  East Hampshire District Council need to be scrutinised and stop making decisions behind closed doors.”

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