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Ask the Candidates 2024: Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats

It's the latest in our general election interview series.

As part of our general election coverage this year, we have invited each of the six candidates standing for election in Altrincham and Sale West to an interview.

Five of the six candidates have so far accepted our invitation, and we'll be running their interviews over the course of this week, the last full week before the country goes to the polls on Thursday 4th July.

This week we'll be running (in alphabetical party order) all those interviews on our website and across our social platforms.

On Monday we published our interview with the Conservatives' Oliver Carroll and on Tuesday we spoke to Geraldine Coggins (Greens).

Yesterday we interviewed Connor Rand (Labour), and today we are hearing from Jane Brophy (Liberal Democrats), with Paul Swansborough (Reform) following tomorrow.

As yet, Faisal Kabir (Workers Party of Britain) has not responded to our request for an interview.

Each candidate faces the same 20 questions. The first third relate to general questions about the candidate, the second third relate to questions and issues contributed by our readers, and the final third are quickfire questions intended to help constituents to get to know a bit more about the people behind the politics.

Here's the next interview in the series, with Liberal Democrat candidate Jane Brophy:

Here are all the questions we are asking the candidates:

1. Tell us more about yourself in 30 seconds.
2. Why are you standing for election?
3. What experience has most shaped your political views?
4. What are the three most pressing issues facing Altrincham in 2024?
5. What's the one thing you would change about our community?
6. What's the first thing you would do if you were elected?
7.  How would you improve local healthcare services in Altrincham?
8. Do you support building on the Timperley Wedge?
9. How would you address the shortage of secondary school places in Altrincham?
10. How would you improve the education of neurodivergent children in Altrincham?
11. How would you support small businesses in Altrincham?
12. What would you do about the huge number of potholes around Altrincham?
13. Do you support the introduction of Clean Air Zones?
14. Who is your political hero?
15. What's your favourite album?
16. What's your favourite book?
17. What's your favourite film or box set?
18. What's your favourite local restaurant or cafe?
19. Who or what has had the single biggest influence on your life?
20. Tell us something about you that would surprise people.

The full list of candidates standing in Altrincham and Sale West at the general election 2024:

  • Oliver Carroll (Conservatives)
  • Connor Rand (Labour)
  • Jane Brophy (Liberal Democrats)
  • Geraldine Coggins (Green)
  • Paul Swansborough (Reform)
  • Faisal Kabir (Workers Party of Britain)

Thanks to Kennedy's Irish Bar and Mort Subite for helping with the venues for these interviews.