Why Vote for Me?

I believe that now more than ever North Wales needs someone who will stand up for our Labour values. I have a track record of doing this - and winning.

As Deputy Leader of Flintshire Council I have fought for my community. Our council has refused to buckle to austerity, and whilst this has meant tough decisions, services in Flintshire have been saved that haven't been elsewhere; we have even built the first new council homes in 20 years. I have stood up for rural transport as a Cabinet Member, and I have worked with colleagues from across our region as the North Wales local government representative on waste and recycling, bringing North Wales closer to a zero-waste, zero-carbon solution to our climate emergency.

In my own ward, I have campaigned for and won mains gas, solar and improvements to council houses at a time of cuts. North Wales now more than ever needs someone with a track record of winning results for our communities. After the devastating blows across our region in the 2019 General Election, another setback is not an option.

I have also campaigned for Early Years funding, setting up task and finish groups to look at play area facilities, playschemes and funding for playgroups and other settings to ensure children have the best start in life.

Wales needs a Green New Deal. With crucial local government experience through my cabinet role and as Vice Chair of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Joint Committee, I have the background to push for this, and for North Wales to be at the cutting edge of dealing with the climate emergency.

As a champion of rural communities and as a resident of a remote village myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the lack of links - both transport links and quality broadband - that hold our region back. I will be a Labour voice for North Wales' rural towns and villages in Cardiff Bay.


My strong Trade Union background in the CWU until last year when I left Royal Mail and now in the GMB means I can fight the corner of our world-class public services and manufacturing. I will work with colleagues from across our region to make sure our part of Wales and the UK moves to the front of the queue for the helping hand our economy needs as we recover from coronavirus.

I can only do this with your support. That's why I'm asking for your first preference when you vote for the Labour regional list candidates for the Senedd. Voting opens on 3rd August and closes on 16th September; if you are a party member you'll receive your ballot by email.


In Solidarity,

Carolyn

  • Currently Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council

  • Deputy Leader of Flintshire Labour party

  • Cabinet member for Streetscene, Transportation and Countryside, attending North Wales regional meetings on Transportation

  • North Wales local government representative on waste and recycling attending Welsh Government Ministerial meetings.

  • A member of the Welsh Local Government Association.

  • I am Biodiversity Champion at Flintshire and Vice Chair of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Joint Committee.

  • Involved with forming policy, setting budgets, scrutiny and task and finish groups.

  • Chairwoman of Flintshire County Council 2013/14 during which I attended many events across North Wales, chaired meetings and raised £22,000 for Cancer Research UK, Nightingale House Hospice and Mold hospital X-ray appeal (after campaigning with locals against its closure.)

  • On a daily basis I deal with individual casework and resolve issues raised with me via email, letter, phone calls and social media • An active campaigner in all elections Parliamentary, Senedd and local County Council.

  • Elected County Councillor representing Treuddyn for 12 years and a member of two community councils. • Campaigned successfully to bring services into the ward I represent (mains gas, solar and improvements to council houses).

  • I worked with a group of people to bring approximately £1m grant funding into the community I represent.

  • Campaigned for sustainable bus transport and funding in Flintshire and delivered a petition of 3,700 names to the petitions committee at the Senedd last year. I continue to lobby and contribute regarding the current Welsh Government bus review.

  • I am a Community volunteer on several charity committees and have organised fundraising events.

  • Up to last year I was a Member of the Communication Workers Union as a part time post woman fighting workers rights since privatisation and am now a member of the GMB union.