The future of Withybush Hospital is the biggest issue facing Pembrokeshire. Like so many other local people, I have received excellent care at Withybush over the years and I want that for future generations too.
I have supported the Save Withybush campaign since it was founded 10 years ago when the Welsh Labour Government in Cardiff first began downgrading Withybush. I campaigned strongly against the closure of the Special Care Baby Unit. The way that decision was forced through by Labour Ministers in Cardiff was unforgiveable. But the fight must continue.
With the economy improving now right across the country it is vital that we secure more of that growth here in Pembrokeshire. I have a strong track record of fighting for local jobs, economic development and small businesses.
I want to see local young people get the best possible opportunities, including through strong Sixth Form provision and more quality apprenticeships. I worked closely with Haverfordwest Skatepark Association to see the new skatepark come to Haverfordwest.
We face some challenges but I believe we have a strong future ahead. My reason for being in politics is to do whatever I can to keep Pembrokeshire a great place for families and businesses.