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Wycombe Labour candidate Andrew Lomas 'is UK best for science'
WYCOMBE’S Labour candidate has been named the party's best election hopeful for science by The Guardian newspaper.
Cancer scientist Andrew Lomas was praised by the left-leaning newspaper as he ‘finds time to engage with science activists’.
It also noted that he challenged the Government over its sacking of Professor David Nutt, who claimed ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol.
The newspaper points out that Mr Lomas, 26, also described homeopathy as “a stinking pile of uselessness”.
Yet the title - which recently switched allegiances from Labour to The Liberal Democrats - was unimpressed overall with the Government's efforts.
The article was titled: "Science: Another excellent reason to ditch Labour on Thursday."
Mr Lomas told The Bucks Free Press: “The economy of the future, both locally and nationally, needs skilled jobs and a focus on innovation.
“Science and technology, and an MP that is a vigorous advocate for it, is integral to achieving that.”
The paper’s praise was ‘surely a sign of independent thought’ he said after he and other candidates were quizzed at a Q&A last week over whether they would vote against the party on moral grounds.
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