Moulton LibDem Candidates

Rupert Knowles

Rupert Knowles is a retired horticulture and development professional living in Lower Harlestone.  2021 is his final year as Chair of Daventry Liberal Democrats. He joined the Young Liberals in 1961. 

His career encompassed running a family fruit farm, training and advising growers on pest and disease management and irrigation, teaching horticulture in China and consulting in Afghanistan on horticulture and forestry projects funded by UK, Canada, USA and EU.  Rupert has also worked in Bulgaria, Zimbabwe, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

As a councillor,  Rupert would be particularly active on rural infrastructure, climate and the environment and promoting understanding of the countryside.

T: 07704 444218 E: Rupert Knowles Email

Michael Torpy


Mike is a longstanding member of the Liberal Democrats and has previously served in a number of roles in Northampton before moving to Moulton with his family a few years ago. He takes a keen interest in his local community.

T: 07708 285961 E: Moulton Email

Peter Ingles



Peter grew up in the Cotswolds, studied Drama with Education at the University of Warwick then taught in Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.

Having worked within the education system for many years he is only too aware of the good, the bad and the ugly of local government. "Yes there need to be checks and balances against everything, but not to the detriment of people's quality of life."

"A great deal of time, effort and consideration is going into Neighbourhood plans within parishes, we cannot afford for these to be ignored."

He is convinced that the Liberal Democrats are the only credible party with a plan for a better tomorrow for you and your family, a party who will represent you and fight for your local services as well as protect and enhance Northamptonshire.

He lives with his Family in Guilsborough where he is a keen member of the amateur dramatics society as well as other community activities. He can often be found at Daventry Parkrun on a Saturday morning.

T: 07708 285961 E: Moulton Email