Candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency and Mid and West Wales region (no. 1)
Tell us about yourself
I'm Cefin Campbell, married with three girls - the eldest a journalist, the second is in university and the youngest studying for her A levels.
I was born in Glanaman, a coal-mining village in the Amman Valley but now live in rural Llandeilo. I'm a former lecturer having worked at both Swansea and Cardiff Universities.
I established the first Menter Iaith (Community Language Initiative) in 1991 and helped to support a network of similar initiatives across Wales. Since 2008 I've run my own consultancy business called Sbectrwm which specialises in research, strategic planning, project management and training. I've been a County Councillor in Carmarthenshire since 2012 and for the last 4 years an Executive Board member responsible for Communities and Rural Affairs. I sing in a local choir, enjoy caravanning and passionately support the Scarlets and Swansea City.
What is the most important thing you think the Senedd should do in the next five years?
In the context of Mid and West Wales my priority would be to develop a wide-ranging strategy for regenerating our rural communities - economically, socially, environmentally and culturally, improve broadband provision and deal with the second homes crisis that in many areas is having a damaging effect on the availability of affordable homes for local people.
On a wider level the Senedd needs to intensify the integration of social care and health, tackle child poverty and create an ambitious green energy programme.
What will you do for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire / Mid and West Wales if elected?
In addition to listening to the needs of constituents and acting on their behalf I would like to be a champion for rural communities and be a voice for those urban areas that face their own unique challenges as we face an uncertain future following Covid and Brexit and further cuts in public expenditure from Westminster Government.