We asked all the candidates to provide a candidate statement of up to 750 words, which should include some background about them and why they’re standing.
I have decided to run for election because our local and national politics in Wales and the UK have been dominated by the old parties, Tories and Labour, for many years and it’s time for a change.
I’m standing for Plaid Cymru because we offer a radical alternative to the tired old approach. We also need to fight against the rise of populist right-wing ideologies put forward by the Brexit and Tory parties.
Locally my focus is on how we get around whether for work, learning, or leisure. I am very worried that Whitchurch and Tongwynlais have become increasingly dominated by cars at the expense of all other modes of travel, from walking to travelling by bus. This needs to change if our area is to be a safe, healthy, and pleasant place to live.
Our area deserves better, which is why my campaign calls for ‘A Better Cardiff’. We are an ambitious city but too often that ambition is not backed up by action. If elected I aim to change this.