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Hello, I'm John!

Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for Newport West

My Statement 

My party strives for freedom, liberty, and equality. At the time of the 2019 General Election, we were considered the most pro-EU party. We believe that the European project is successful both in terms of the peace and economic growth.

We believe that the climate emergency is, just that. It would be our aim to reach 80% renewable energy by 2030 and we would set a legally binding target of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Other policies include free childcare from the age of 9 months, a fairer tax system, investment in infrastructure, 1p on income tax which would be spent on the NHS, and an increase in teachers and the police force.

At a local level, we will put recovery first. Livelihoods are under threat; we would create a £500 million fund to save the Welsh high streets and reform business rates. We also believe that mental health should be given equal priority to physical health.

I believe Newport needs fresh ideas and a boost to its reputation. I will work hard to solve the housing crisis in the city. Even without COVID-19, the city has lacked inward investment, and this must be remedied. I will also work with the Police and Crime Commissioner to make our streets safer.

As for myself, I am from Croesyceiliog originally. Since periods in Cardiff and the South East, I have resided in Newport for 10 years. Most of my career has been in industrial sales, although I ran several small businesses. I play tennis locally and I am passionate about football.

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