Andy Canning has been a Dorchester Councillor since 1999 and is a member of the County, District and Town Councils as well as being the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for West Dorset. On May 4th in the County Council elections he gained the highest vote for any Councillor in West Dorset.
Andy has been a long-serving Chairman of Dorchester’s Heritage Committee and more recently the group overseeing the town’s Transport and Environment Plan.
He has taken the lead in campaigning against plans to reduce the number of GP’s Surgeries and to cut bus services. Andy strongly supports plans to increase Income Tax by 1p in the Pound to give the NHS and social care an additional £6 billion a year.
Andy’s partner, Melissa Lane, is a local Primary School teacher and their son is in full-time education. Andy feels that our schools should be protected from cuts as they were during the coalition.
He believes that West Dorset urgently needs more affordable housing but is not convinced by WDDC plans to build thousands of houses on greenfield sites as he fears they will be too expensive.
Andy Canning is also campaigning for a renewed commitment to tackle climate change and is supportive of solar farms and both onshore and offshore wind farms.
Address: 11 Alfred Road, Dorchester, DT1 2DW
Phone: (01305) 261592