AT a St David’s Day event with party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly, Carmarthen East & Dinefwr Conservatives have announced local businessman Havard Hughes as their Parliamentary Spokesman. Hughes was the 2017 Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservatives in Carmarthen East & Dinefwr and gained the Conservatives 10,778 votes – their highest ever in the seat.
Born and raised in Carmarthen, Havard and attended school at Abergwili Primary and Queen Elizabeth Maridunum Comprehensive in the town. He runs a Carmarthenshire based consultancy business.
James Cleverly MP, Conservative Party Deputy Chairman commented:
“It was great to be welcomed here to Carmarthen and to launch our campaign in Carmarthen East & Dinefwr. Havard delivered a strong result in the 2017 snap election and I know he will build a winning team here in Carmarthen East & Dinefwr.”
Havard Hughes commented:
I’m delighted to have been selected by my Association to fight my home seat. It is great to have the support of the Conservative Party Deputy Chairman here in West Wales.
Local people in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr are fed up of being offered the same old politics. It is time for change and to get our community a fair deal on transport, investment and jobs.”
Steven Holmes, Conservative Association Chair Commented
“As the result of the 2017 General Election, Carmarthen East & Dinefwr is now a tight three way marginal and we are therefore fighting to win the seat. We voted for Brexit in Carmarthenshire, yet our political class seem determined to overturn the result of the referendum. Only the Conservatives are prepared to back local people’s choice and honour that vote for independence.”