Here is a look at Adam Kennerly who is standing as a Welsh Liberal Democrats candidate in Newtown North in the upcoming 2022 local elections.
During the 2022 local elections, I am asking the same three questions to every candidate in order to inform your decision making on the 5th May 2022. The answers to the questions are not edited and are a direct copy of the replies given.
1.What made you stand to be a county councillor?
I have always been a doer, preferring getting on with making a difference – in areas such as our economy, in alleviating poverty, in environmental management – rather than just talking about it. County Council’s have immense powers and substantial budgets and I have long despaired that they use neither very imaginatively. And that they do so little to engage with the residents who use the services. So rather than just talk about this frustration I am keen to do something about it by standing as your candidate for election.
2. What are your top 3 priorities if elected?
I would like to be part of a progressive and listening Council that is organised and efficient enough to:
A) Help our town centre regain its vibrancy by enabling independent shops and bringing top floors in to use as places to live and along the way creating places for employment and enjoyment that is readily accessible. Creating a market town that helps drive a wider rural economy for our area.
B) Support our young people stay here by keeping their local schools open, building quality jobs and offering training in a growing green economy alongside creating homes that they can afford.
C) Deliver roads that are smooth and safe plus transport systems that are accessible and affordable, clean and convenient. Roads and their quality are essential. So are public transport systems and community transport solutions.
3. Why should the voters in Newtown North elect you?
Because I don’t just talk about doing these things. I have a record of creating companies that provide jobs, well paid jobs that directly tackle the causes of poverty such as home insulation of provision of affordable local food, that create community spaces and fill them with vibrancy. And of winning inward investments Newtown (£3 million in last few years) going towards things like skills development and town centre regeneration
Sending this energy and experience in to the County Council – and getting a much fairer deal for Newton out of our authority – is what you can expect if you lend me your vote on May 5th.