Vote for Jonathan Clark
Plaid Cymru heads into the Newport West by-election with a clear message: Yes Wales Can.
We can be confident, we can be prosperous, we can be independent.
The Labour Party are plagued by splits. Their MPs are leaving them over their failure to act on Brexit, and their unwillingness to deal with their anti-semitism problem. Labour have controlled Newport in the Council, the Assembly, and Westminster for too long. We can all see around us the effect of Labour dominance, and we can all see that it's failed.
We need a real opposition in our city. Plaid Cymru, and Jonathan Clark can be that opposition. But we can only do it if we do it together. Click here to sign up and join our campaign.
Who is Jonathan Clark?
Jonathan is Plaid Cymru's candidate for the Newport West by-election.
Born in 1966, Jonathan was educated at St Julian’s Comprehensive School, Newport, the University of Wales, Lampeter (BA (Hons) History), the University of Wales, Newport (MA Celto-Roman Studies) and Cardiff University, recently completing an MPhil in Roman Archaeology.
The main areas Jonathan wants to focus on as Newport West’s MP are social justice, affordable housing, and the economy. A keen hill walker, Jonathan is also a lifelong Newport County and Dragons fan.
Jonathan has said that tackling problems on the M4 around Newport will be his main priority if elected.
He said, “The expensive, damaging, and delusional proposed Black Route won't solve Newport and South Gwent’s traffic problems or help the local journeys we make.
“We need to invest in public transport and improve the existing M4. We need work to start on the metro, the railway stations, and the park and ride at Caerleon - Ponthir, Celtic Lakes, Llanwern and Magor and develop a regular rail service running into Newport from Ebbw Vale.”
On Brexit, Jonathan said “We need to take No Deal of the table. So far all we’ve seen is a disturbing lack of attention to detail from Westminster.
“The combination of half-threat, half-promise approach to negotiations is shocking - a blatant example trying to have your cake and eat it.
“This is the politics of fantasy island rather than a realistic approach to negotiation. We are two years down the line and appear no closer to deciding on the detail of what we want or how to get it.
“The only option now is to extend Article 50 - so we don’t crash out with a disastrous damaging no deal.”