Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Hengoed By-Election - 19th February

The Hengoed ward, of which I am a Carmarthenshire County Councillor and Llanelli Rural Councillor, will hold a by-election on Thursday 19th February 2015 , following the sad death in December of my fellow councillor George Edwards. Hengoed is a big ward and supplies two councillors to Carmarthenshire County Council and four councillors to Llanelli Rural Council.

Wynford Samuel is standing for People First and I ask you to support Wynford and vote for him. I need an ally to stand with me in the local councils. In these times of cuts we need to fight hard for this ward and take care of our facilities and vulnerable residents.

In the County Council, Welsh Government Auditors have found that senior councillors authorised  unlawful payments. We need to ensure that no more money goes astray and every penny is properly spent for the public good. The Welsh Local Government Association has investigated Carmarthenshire County Council and found it wanting. Wynford is not the sort of man to put up with secret pay rises, hiding problems and wasting money.

This is what Wynford has to say:-

I am Wynford Samuel, 65, born and bred in Pwll and living now in Sandy Road. A former tool maker, shop steward and self-employed plumber, I’m now retired. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, all living locally.  I was a Labour member and supporter, but feel they have not made a good job of running the council. I am now am standing for People First, to be truly independent and properly represent the people. I want to stop services and facilities leaving our area and prevent the disgraced County chief executive getting a massive pay off when he leaves. I want to work with Sian Caiach to stop the dodgy financial dealings and clean up the Council.

Please vote for me on February 19th.