Cardiff South & Penarth – Alex Wilson

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced Alex Wilson as their candidate for Cardiff South & Penarth for the next General Election.

Alex lives in the constituency with this wife and son, and stood for the Welsh Liberal Democrats at the most recent Senedd and council elections.

Alex and the local LibDem team have successfully campaigned on a number of issues including challenging plans to build over 500 homes at Cosmeston Farm, where they compiled a comprehensive report on the environmental and infrastructure impact of the development. Their petition to save the Kymin raised hundreds of signatures, forcing the Vale of Glamorgan Council to retain the building for public use.

Having built a successful career in sales management, Alex retired early in order to devote more time to family and the various community roles he’s passionate about. Brought up in a working class family, Alex became a Lib Dem because of his commitment to building a fairer, more liberal and tolerant society for everyone: whatever their gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background.

Away from politics, Alex runs a local community theatre company, is a school governor and coaches under 10’s at Sully FC.  

Commenting on his selection, Alex Wilson stated:

"I'm honoured to be representing the community that I love. I feel those in power have become complacent and it’s time that the people of this constituency were listened to. I hear the frustration and disillusionment in people’s voices when they talk of decisions made by the Labour-controlled Senedd, and the anger when they talk of how the Conservatives have betrayed voters in the last Westminster election.

I passionately believe that the Welsh Liberal Democrats can break the cycle of Labour/Tory failure. To those who like our policies but believe voting LibDem would be a wasted vote, I say – that’s exactly what Labour and the Conservatives want you to believe, and so the same old game will carry on. Improving this great country will take time, but the longest journey starts with the first step."

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