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Please find below a list of our local Council candidates for the elections on 4 May 2017:

Hampshire County Council

Aldershot North - Haydar Koher

Haydar is keen to campaign for local residents to secure more investment for Aldershot town centre, cheaper public transport and improve the recycling rates which currently are one of the lowest in the country. By profession, Haydar is a qualified chartered accountant. He works for a large well known corporate company in London. Haydar is a keen traveller and a big Formula One fan. He can speak four languages fluently making him an ideal candidate to speak to Aldershot's diverse community. Haydar joined the Lib Dems after the 2015 General Election and is currently the Treasurer for the local party.

Aldershot South - Craig Card

Biography to follow

Farnborough North - Leola Card

Long time Liberal Democrat Campaigner Leola Card lives in Cheyne Way and has lived in North Farnborough for most of her life. Leola is very aware of the issues that face local residents. These include traffic issues like the M3 smart motorway installation that affects residents living close by, the general increase in traffic and congestion problems and the need for alternatives with good bus and train services. She is concerned about the state of our roads with potholes and other damage. Equally concerning are cuts to children's services, care services and library services across Hampshire.

Farnborough South - Abul Chowdhury

Abul has lived in Farnborough for over 20 years, currently working in North Camp Pharmacy which he has been doing since 2011. As part of his job he meets local residents on a daily basis and is aware of the many local issues that residents are currently facing in Hampshire such as increases in Council Tax and cuts in NHS social care.

Prior to 2011, Abul ran a successful restaurant on Farnborough Road for many years. His experience as a small business owner allows him to understand the pressures faced by local businesses. Abul also does a lot of charity work helping to raise money and develop the charity's internal processes.

Abul has been campaigning for the Lib Dems for over 20 years and was an elected councillor in Sandhurst for five years. Combining his wealth of experience as a former councillor, running his own small business, working in North Camp Pharmacy, as well as being a dedicated campaigner, this makes Abul the perfect candidate to represent the people of South Farnborough.

Farnborough West - Alain Dekker

Alain was born in South Africa and moved with his wife to the UK in the year 2000. Alain works as a software engineer at a local engineering company in Southwood which manufactures food inspection equipment for the local and international market. These machines include metal detectors and X-ray machines. His wife, Bronwen, works in London as a science editor and together with their young daughter have lived in Cove for the last six years. His university degree was in Chemistry and Physics and he is currently studying towards an MSc in Advanced Computer Science at Reading University. Alain joined the Liberal Democrats after the 2015 election and has also been active in the Rushmoor Cycle Forum and the recent Stop the Silence campaign. In his spare time, Alain runs a boardgame club at the Farnborough library, plays music (bassoon and recorder), and enjoys studying and reading.

Rushmoor Borough Council

St John's by-election - Charlie Fraser-Fleming

Former Rushmoor Borough Council with 27 years experience, at one point Leader of Council. Born, bred and educated in Farnborough. Career in defence engineering with major defence contractors and currently semi-retired, but still working part-time in engineering. Former Trustee and first Chairman of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST), Farnborough Rotary Club member and also Chairman of Hampshire Building Preservation Trust. Responsible for fundraising and installation of life-size Sir Frank Whittle aircraft replica adjacent to Rushmoor Golf Course.