Here is a look at Harry Robson who is standing as a Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate in Newtown West 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 am standing for Powys Council because I grew tired of reading article after article on the problems of the current Conservative-Independent administration. Council tax has gone up by 30 per cent in five years, yet services have got much worse. At the same time, the current administration has wasted local taxpayers’ money on an industrial scale, overspending on a series of projects. I also passionately disagree with the councils’ decision to shut rural schools, not just because it sends village communities into decline, but because of the extra pressure it adds to schools in the larger towns.
2. What are your top 3 priorities if elected?
- Work towards the regeneration of Newtown town centre.
- Getting the basics right: making sure potholes are dealt with, streetlights are working and there are public bins to prevent litter.
- Working with Dyfed-Powys Police to combat county lines and restore social programmes to stop young people in Newtown from falling into the hands of gangs.
3. Why should the voters in Newtown West elect you?
I am incredibly hard-working and not afraid to get stuck in. Unlike some of the other candidates I live in Newtown West and have lived here almost my entire life, I went to Penygloddfa Primary. I would ensure I keep in touch, that I am accessible and that I am held accountable. Newtown West needs a fresh start and I believe I can deliver that.