General Election 2015: Your candidates for Clwyd South

Reporter:

Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

YOUR candidates for Clwyd South:

Bruce Roberts (Liberal Democrat)

BRUCE was born and brought up in Wrexham where he lived and worked before moving to Johnstown in the Clwyd South constituency in 2007.

He is married to Anna who is a local primary school teacher.

His three children were all educated at Ysgol Clywedog and the local sixth form college.

After completing degrees in Physics and Philosophy and a short spell in scientific research Bruce trained as a Chartered Accountant.

He started his own business in 1997 and has provided accountancy services to small local businesses since then.

Bruce was chair of governors at Victoria Infant School for a number of years and has served on two different Community Councils.

He has been involved in the governance of Glyndwr University for almost 10 years and is currently chair of its audit committee.

He has also volunteered as a charity trustee and a business mentor.

 

Susan Elan Jones (Labour)

SUSAN has been the Member of Parliament for Clwyd South since 2010. 

She comes from Rhosllannerchrugog and lives in Pentre Bychan. Her father’s side of the family is from Pentre Broughton, her mother’s side from Ponciau. 

She attended Ponciau, Grango and Ruabon schools before going on to the universities of Bristol and Cardiff. 

After graduating from university, Susan taught English in Japan. 

She then spent 15 years working for charities before becoming an MP. 

Susan was also a councillor and deputy leader of the Labour group in Southwark.

Since October 2011, Susan has been a front bench member of Labour’s Parliamentary team. 

She is also co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering (Charities) and vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Wood Panel Industry.

Locally, Susan is a member of many different organisations – including the Brymbo Heritage Group and St David’s Church, Rhos. She is Vice President of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

 

Mandy Jones (UKIP)

Corwen resident, Mandy Jones, comes from a hardworking background.

Mandy was a shepherd and farm contractor in the area for 14 years and then ran her own business.

She has brought her family up in the Corwen area and her grown up children are all fluent Welsh.

Mandy attended Llysfasi College, for many years, studying Agriculture and attained student of the year in June 2000, specialising in small animal care.

She is also a qualified teacher, in adult education and special needs, having studied at Yale, Wrexham.

Mandy is passionate about getting the best deal for South Clwyd and North Wales, she says: “We desperately need extra funding here in North Wales, South Wales gets all the cream and North Wales gets the left overs and I intend to fight for my county.

UKIP is the only party, representing ordinary people, thus, being able to change things for the better, for the benefit of South Clwyd and indeed, North Wales”

 

David Nicholls (Conservative)

David Nicholls works as a barrister and is a former Chairman of the Young Bar of England and Wales and President of the European Young Bar Association. 

He is also a borough Councillor.

David comments: “I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Clwyd South Conservatives.

“As a Conservative, I believe in the importance of aspiration, economic stability, and opportunity for all. I am passionate about building a better and brighter future for Britain by sticking to the Conservatives’ long term economic plan.”

Association chairman Tony Partridge commented: “David is an excellent candidate and he was unanimously selected by the association. The whole association has pledged to support and work with David over the next 7 months until the election.” 

 

Mabon ap Gwynfor (Plaid Cymru)

Mabon, aged 36, is a father to three young children and is married to Nia.

They live in Cynwyd, near Corwen.

A leading health campaigner he has had played a prominent role in trying to save the Plas Madoc leisure centre and the Cysgod y Gaer care home in Corwen. He currently works as the Head Researcher for Llyr Gruffydd AM and is a Director with on the Welsh National Theatres.

He is also a governor of Ysgol Bro Dyfrwy.

His interests include drawing, reading and listening to music.

 

Duncan Rees (Green)

I was born and brought up in Cardiff, studied at Liverpool University, lived 20 years in London, before moving to North Wales in 1995 – where I have since lived in the village of Brynteg near Wrexham.
 
I have worked for organisations in the campaigning and charity field, including CND and Oxfam.  
 
For 21 years to 2014 I worked as a membership and community officer for the Co-operative group - latterly in north Wales.
 
I am a strong advocate of a fair deal for producers – overseas, and in Wales. I chaired the Wales Fairtrade organisation during its successful campaign to make Wales the worlds first Fairtrade Nation in 2008.
 
Married with two grown up children, I take an active interest in local issues, and I'm particularly interested in environmental matters, supporting local community and co-operative development, and promoting better public transport and improved routes for both cyclists and pedestrians.
 
I am currently Chair of the Wrexham Fairtrade Coalition, and have been a volunteer on the Llangollen Railway for 10 years.
 
I believe there is  growing support for key Green Party messages on issues like climate change, supporting the NHS, opposition to nuclear weapons, increasing the minimum wage and improving public transport. 
 
We are standing in 35 Welsh constituencies – and for the first time voters here in Clwyd South will have the chance to vote for the Green party.
 
Let's get away from the failed policies of past governments. Vote for what you believe in – vote Green!

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