Heledd Fychan

Candidate for Pontypridd constituency and South Wales Central region (no. 2)

Heledd Fychan - PontypriddHeledd Fychan - South Wales Central (2)

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Tell us about yourself

I'm 40 years old, and live in Pontypridd with my husband and our 7 year old son.

Originally from Anglesey, I studied at Trinity College Dublin before moving to London, to work for the Plaid Cymru Group at Westminster.

Since 2009, I have worked for a cultural organisation in Wales and was subsequently elected to the Board of the Museums Association. In May 2017, I was elected to represent Pontypridd Town Ward on Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and Pontypridd Town Council.

I care deeply about the future of my community, and the future of Wales. I have campaigned alongside others to fight for the future of essential services, including the A&E at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. I have also led the campaign for an independent inquiry into the 2020 flood and continue to fight for justice for those affected.

What is the most important thing you think the Senedd should do in the next five years?

There are three key priorities in my view. Firstly, to support communities across Wales recover from the impact of COVID-19. This includes investing in health and social care, as well as education, and supporting businesses and freelancers who have lost income due to restrictions.

Secondly, we must take action to tackle climate change. We have ten years to save our planet, and we need a Government that will prioritise genuine action rather than make empty promises.

Thirdly, we need to ensure more decisions about the future of Wales are taken in Wales. For me, this means securing and winning referendum on independence so that we can control our own destiny as a nation.

What will you do for Pontypridd / South Wales Central if elected?

If elected, I will ensure that the issues that matter to the people of Pontypridd are at the heart of decision making in the Senedd. I will fight for the services we need and deserve, and campaign against any injustices.

Our community has suffered so much hardship over the past year, between COVID-19 and the floods, and it will take years to recover. Constituents will know that I am on their side, and there to support them.