Mark Williams re-selected to contest Ceredigion

Former MP Mark Williams has been re-selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat Westminster candidate for Ceredigion.

Mark was the MP for Ceredigion from 2005 to 2017 and has remained an active local campaigner since, leading the protests against the closure of the Bodlondeb Care Home in Aberystwyth.

In 2017 the Welsh Liberal Democrats were just 104 votes behind Plaid Cymru, and the Party are determined to win the seat back.

Commenting on his selection Mark Williams said:

It’s truly humbling that party members have chosen me to contest the Ceredigion constituency once more and I am proud to be part of the Welsh Liberal Democrat team for Mid-Wales.

It’s been very disappointing to see that our Council, led by Plaid Cymru, have overseen vital services like the Bodlondeb care home being closed. Services like this are vital to our communities and we need to stop letting parties sit back and just blame Westminster for decisions they take.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are committed to demanding better. We want to see a Wales where green energy is championed, where we support our farmers and rural communities, and where no one should have to grow old feeling isolated and alone.

These are the values I have long championed and hope the voters of Ceredigion will give me the opportunity to return to Westminster to continue to fight for a better and fairer Wales.

Commenting on the result Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:

I am really pleased that Mark has been re-selected to contest Ceredigion. Mark has long been a passionate local campaigner and has always stood up for people right across Ceredigion.

Mark was a brilliant MP and his voice has been noticeably missed in the House of Commons. I look forward to joining him on the campaign trail and can’t wait to see him return and represent his constituency once more.

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One Comment

  • Gerard Thompson 13th Mar '19 - 1:16pm

    I was very much cheered to see this news. Like so many before and after me, Mark was a key component in formulating my own Liberalism as an undergraduate student at Aberystwyth. There is little doubt in my mind Ceredigion will once again be a gain for the party at the next General Election. Llongyfarchiadau mawr, Mark!

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