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General Election 24: Craig Williams

We caught up with candidate, Craig Williams, who is seeking your votes in the upcoming general election.

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We caught up with candidate, Craig Williams, who is seeking your votes in the upcoming general election.

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It has been a privilege and honour to be the MP for Montgomeryshire for the last 5 years. 

Montgomeryshire is my home. I was born and raised here – my entire family live here (generations of them!) and I have chosen to raise my young family here. It is therefore even more important for me to represent this constituency.

Locally, I have worked closely with Russell George MS in ensuring we get our share of investment from both the UK and Welsh Governments. As Montgomeryshire’s MP, I know first-hand just how crucial the millions of pounds of UK Government funding which has been invested across Montgomeryshire will be for our communities.  

Over the last five years, we have made strong progress in working hard to provide huge investment across our area and ensure our voices are heard. We have seen huge improvements to our mobile and broadband connectivity in growing our digital economy, as well as vital road upgrades and works to tackle flooding head on across our area.

I want to see big improvements in our access to health services on both sides of the border, as well as working to protect our farmers – the lifeblood of our country – against continual Welsh Government attacks on the industry.

We have delivered a UK Towns Fund for Newtown worth £20 million, which will be transformative for the town and wider area.

The fund will bring together community leaders, businesspeople, local government and the MP to develop a long-term plan for the town. This will focus on improving transport, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and enhancing the town centre.

We are also working closely with Newtown Sports Club to deliver much needed funding for new facilities.

Moving forward, we have even more huge and exciting plans to capitalise on the millions of pounds of UK Government investment across our area. This includes £40 million of Levelling-Up funding and a Mid Wales Growth Deal which represents a £110 million commitment to our area.

But the hard work doesn’t stop here. I am fully committed to working for you and for Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr if I am re-elected and I very much hope to be given this chance again on the 4th July.

The candidates in the running for your votes in Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr are:

  • Jeremy Brignell-Thorp (Green Party)
  • Oliver Lewis (Reform UK)
  • Glyn Preston (Liberal Democrat)
  • Elwyn Vaughan (Plaid Cymru)
  • Craig Williams (TBC)
  • Steve Witherden (Labour)
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