If you didn’t receive my first email please take a look below to find more about me and why I’m standing to be your candidate
I grew up in Hafod, in Swansea, in a Labour family. Growing up Labour for me meant being involved in our local community, seeing my gran, a local councillor working to set up a homeless shelter and seeing the impact my parents had as councillors, working to support local people. I saw how the election of a Labour government in 1997, and a Welsh Labour government in 1999 transformed my community and the lives of people in it.
As a case worker for a Member of the Senedd and a Member of Parliament and through my work as a trustee of Swansea Neath Port Talbot Citizen’s Advice I see first-hand the challenges that people in our communities face, and the devastating impact the election of a Tory government in Westminster has had in increasing inequality.
We’re lucky that in Wales a Welsh Labour government and Welsh Labour councils have been able to mitigate against the worst excesses of Tory austerity. But post Covid we need to continue with a radical programme of government that puts our people and our communities at the heart of our policies and not allow Boris Johnson’s Tories to use this crisis as an excuse to further attack our public services.
Labour is at our best when we are bold, and we must go into the next election with a positive, transformative manifesto. A manifesto that’s been shaped by activists across the labour movement and by the communities we come from.
Communities like ours need a strong, campaigning Labour, and my record whether, it’s raising thousands of pounds for charity or fighting to take Gower back from the Tories in 2017 and keeping it that way last year, shows I’m up to the challenge and will do everything to ensure a Labour victory in 2021.