Local by-elections: we anticipate most elections will continue as planned.
May 2020 scheduled elections: The Government have announced they plan to postpone the election in May until 2021. We will update ths information on this site once the postponement has become law.
You should contact your council for more information
Statement to voters
Peter Andras is 48 years old and lives with his wife, son and daughter in Keele and is a Professor of Computer Science at Keele University. He has been a Liberal Democrat since 2001 and stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in 2017 (Stoke Central), 2015 (Stoke South) and 2010 (Washington and Sunderland West). Peter also stood as candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner election in 2012 in Northumbria and was a local councillor in the North Jesmond ward of Newcastle upon Tyne from 2011 – 2014, before moving to the Stoke-on-Trent metropolitan area.
Peter stands strongly against Brexit and he believes that the UK benefits very much from being in the EU and also contributes very positively to the overall EU. He considers of primary importance the defence of civil liberties and freedom rights. If elected he will fight to protect these and to push back against recent and planned legislation that limit personal freedoms. Improving and better funding the NHS services and in particular the mental health care in Stoke-on-Trent is a key priority for him.
Supporting the use of renewable energy, Peter is in favour of investment in companies that provide services to improve energy efficiency and help to reduce carbon emissions. He believes in the sufficiency of small scale government and the critical importance of private and civic initiatives. Outside of politics, he has been involved in university governance since 2003, first at Newcastle University and then at Keele University. He has been involved in setting up three start-up companies, one of which entered the London Stock Exchange in 2007. He has worked on scientific research of the brain, artificial intelligence and software engineering among other research topics. He is also a keen collector of old postage stamps.
This statement was added by Peter Andras, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Peter Andras may be appearing.
(Past event) Monday 9 December 2019 18:30: The BIG Stoke-on-Trent General Election Debate, LRV, Staffordshire University ST4 2DF.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent North
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent Central
- 2016: The Newcastle-under-Lyme local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Seabridge
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent South
- 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Washington and Sunderland West
That's all we know! Will you help us find more about this candidate?
Our volunteers have been working hard to add information on as many candidates as possible, but they need help.
If you can add information that should be on this page - such as Peter Andras's CV - please use our crowdsourcing website to add it.Add or edit details »
Democracy runs on good information
You can help make this website better for everyone.
This site is run by Democracy Club. It receives no government funding. Please chip in £5 to help get everyone the information they need to take part.Support Democracy Club
All elections where you live
Enter your postcode to get information about elections, your candidates and where to vote.