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Plaid change election candidate

Created on 01/04/2015 @ 09:00


Plaid Cymru have replced Gwynfor Owen with Ann Griffiths to run for them in Montgomeryshire at the May General Election.

Gwynfor took his decision to step aside after receiving treatment for an illness in hospital, with Ann appointed last night.

A former social worker and small business owner, Ann Griffith is currently a county councillor and has said that fighting for better access to rural healthcare and a better economic deal for rural areas will be her priority.

“I’m pleased to be selected as the candidate for Montgomeryshire,” she said

“This election offers unprecedented opportunity for the people of Montgomeryshire and the whole of Wales to make their voices heard. It looks likely that there will be a hung Parliament in May and that’s why it’s important that we elect a strong group of Plaid Cymru MPs.

“Rural communities like Montgomeryshire have been overlooked by successive Westminster governments, and as a result they are particularly vulnerable to the cruel austerity cuts.

“In Montgomeryshire, access to healthcare is a particular area of concern. Through Plaid Cymru’s plans to recruit a thousand extra doctors across Wales and more GPs in the areas that they are needed, we can keep healthcare as close to home as possible.

“I will be fighting to bring an end to the cruel austerity agenda and to deliver a better deal for the people of Montgomeryshire.”

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