David Chadwick is standing to be the next MP for Brecon and Radnorshire.
David is fighting for a fair deal for rural areas like Brecon and Radnorshire that have been taken for granted by the Conservatives for too long.
David works as a consultant in Cybersecurity and became interested in politics when his grandfather took him to see the steelworks in Port Talbot to see what it was like to work in a blast furnace stating it gave him an early insight into how politics, industry and communities are intrinsically linked.
David is keen to build on the hard work of local Liberal Democrat councillors who took control of Powys Council this year after the Conservatives were left with just a single councillor across Brecon and Radnorshire.
The Liberal Democrats are a strong second place in Brecon and Radnorshire and require only an 8% swing to win the seat back from the Conservatives. The seat has always been a battleground between the Liberal Democrats with one of the parties controlling the seat at Westminster and a Senedd level in every election since 1979.
David's priorities include:
Commenting on his selection David said:
“Brecon and Radnorshire is one of the most beautiful areas of our country. Yet people in rural areas like this are angry at being taken for granted. They just can’t trust the Conservatives to do what is best for them, their families or their businesses. In contrast, people can see that their Liberal Democrat representatives are listening to them, and delivering to make Brecon and Radnorshire a better place to live.
“Whether it’s the local MP's support for the dumping of sewage in the national treasures of the River Wye and Usk; or Prime Minister Liz Truss signing trade deals that threaten the livelihoods of Welsh farmers – the Conservatives aren’t listening to local residents.
“This was further reflected in this week’s ‘bankers budget’. Rather than help rural communities like Brecon and Radnorshire, Liz Truss is intent on rewarding mega rich bankers in London and the South East and those who earn over £155,000. The cost of which will be met by the middle and working classes and our children and grandchildren.
“The only thing the Conservative Government even attempted for rural areas like Brecon and Radnorshire was a measly £100 in support for those reliant on heating oil, a downright insult to the 17,807 homes in Powys facing a minimum of £1,200 in increases to their bills.
“I’m excited to kick off our campaign and act on people's concerns. The Liberal Democrats want to win Brecon and Radnorshire back and be the shared voice of rural communities in Parliament.”
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader & Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales Jane Dodds said:
“David will be a fantastic advocate for the people of Brecon and Radnorshire who will make sure their voices are heard loudly and clearly in Parliament.
“The Conservatives have taken Brecon and Radnorshire for granted time and time again with an MP that consistently votes against the interests of her constituents. The Party is out of touch with Mid Wales and its people’s priorities and values.
“That is why we have already begun to see the Conservatives' hold on Mid Wales start to crumble. After this year’s local elections, the Conservatives will be looking over their shoulders to try and hold the seat in the next general election.
“It is now up to the Liberal Democrats to win this constituency at the next election and give the area a representative who will stand up for local people’s interests and be a loud voice demanding change for the better.”