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Introducing our European Candidates.

April 21, 2019 2:43 PM

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced their team of candidates for the European elections due to take place on 23 May. Wales elects four MEPs in all across the country and we will fight these elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard for People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

We've led the campaign in Wales for a People's Vote for nearly three years because we know the best deal for Wales is the deal we already have as a full member of the EU. We will continue to press that case.

Lead Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate Sam Bennett commented:

"The choice is clear, a vote for the Welsh Liberal Democrats will send a clear message to the Government that we should remain in the EU."

Sam heads up a strong team alongside Donna Lalek, Alistair Cameron and Andrew Parkhurst.

Sam was born in Reading in 1990 and moved from Reading to Aberystwyth to study European Politics in 2008, graduating with a Masters in European Politics. He then moved to Brecon where he headed up the campaigns and communications operation for Kirsty Williams AM and Roger Williams (then MP). This gave him a first hand insight into the problems concerning people day to day - education, health, housing, jobs.

In 2016 Sam moved to Swansea to work for Swansea University international development office, working to recruit international students, and support the exchange programmes specifically with Erasmus. This later became a permanent role working for Swansea University Medical School in Marketing as Digital Lead for the School.

Donna Lalek is a lawyer and teacher from Broughton. She is a Liberal Democrat Community Councillor and a dedicated campaigner who passionately believes that the people of Wales are best served by remaining in the European Union. Donna seeks to heal the divisions that Brexit has created and to ensure all viewpoints are considered and the rights of every individual are protected.