What would you bring to the role of MEP?
Emma Greenow: Should I be elected as the Member of the European Parliament for Wales I will demand that Europe works for Wales. I will bring direct European experience in representing Wales in Europe, but I also an understanding from my current role of the burden felt by business from EU overregulation. I have determination for change and dedication to the party.
Evan Price: Using my expertise and learning from and listening to others with knowledge and expertise, I will bring fresh eyes and a practical approach to laws and regulations, concentrating on simplification and an open and accountable Parliament. If elected, I will be a Welsh Conservative member of the Parliament. You can read more about me at my website.
Kay Swinburne: I have extensive international business, finance & healthcare experience and will be a strong ambassador for Wales. I'm a Conservative Councillor serving as Chair Health Scrutiny for an area with high Welsh users, Town Mayor, former Deputy Chair NHCA, experienced political campaigner & community activist. I have advised governments and multinationals in negotiations and transactions in many Western, Central & Eastern European countries.
Karen Robson: I believe Wales needs a strong voice in Brussels and Brussels needs a good dose of common sense from Wales! I’ve been a voice in Wales for disadvantaged people for many years and want to use my varied transferable skills and experience on behalf of Wales, as I did in the Assembly Elections. For Welsh Conservatives, Europe means business—not red tape! I will bring a fresh perspective to the role and passionately defend our national interests. I have a proven track record of achieving meaningful change and see my move into the political arena as an extension of my previous work for communities in Wales.
Why have you chosen to stand for Wales?
Emma Greenow: I have been an active and loyal member of the Welsh Conservative Party, with a strong record on campaigning on Welsh issues and concerns, and most recently represented Bridgend in the Assembly elections. Being Welsh I really believe that Conservative policies can make a difference to my country, whilst preserving our culture and heritage.
Evan Price: I am Welsh; my full name is Evan David Lewis Price and I can hardly pretend to be anything else! I want to use my experience and skills to help Wales achieve its potential in any way that I can.
Kay Swinburne: As a patriotic Welsh speaker, with extensive international business experience & a proven track record serving the community, I will ensure that Wales has the representation in Europe that it needs & deserves. Born & raised in West Wales I benefited from a strong Welsh education at Llandysul Grammar School which allowed me to gain a university education in London. A PhD in medical research & an MBA led to a highly successful career in international healthcare & finance. I am now in a position to apply the skills & knowledge I have acquired to make a valuable political contribution on behalf of my home nation within Europe.
Karen Robson: I made Wales my home over eleven years ago and whilst it may sound cliché, I feel I have a lot to give back to the country that has given me some fantastic opportunities. I think the next MEP for Wales needs to live and work in Wales to represent Welsh views effectively. As a Geordie it was an incredible honour receiving the title of Welsh Woman of the Year Award for my work as a Disability campaigner and being recognised for the contribution I’ve made in Wales. I want to use my campaigning zeal to ensure that people in Wales get a fair deal and can make the most of the opportunities available.