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Montgomeryshire

Montgomeryshire is located towards the north of Wales. The seat was created in 1542.

The current member of parliament is the Conservative Party’s Glyn Davies who has served since 2010.

2010 General Election Results (Adjusted for non-voters)
Montgomeryshire

For more information, click here to visit the Wikipedia article.

Candidates

Jane Dodds

1. What do you plan to do in order to make sure you remain ‘in touch’ with the electorate?
I would hold regular surgeries, walk abouts, visit community coffee mornings, send out email newsletters, and papers parliamentary newsletters to the constituency as well as using Facebook and Twitter.
2. What makes you the best candidate for this constituency?
I am passionate about rural Montgomeryshire and was born into a Welsh speaking family. My back ground in Childrens services gives me areal insight into the stresses and strains of family life. I have had a real interest in making a difference to ordinary peoples lives and improving their living standards in a variety of ways.
3. What has the current Member achieved that you believe has been successful?
He has successfully run an anti windfarm campaign.
4. In your opinion, is austerity working? What should we take from the state of the economy during this Government’s tenure?
It has stabilised the economy but it is now time to soften the austerity and invest in infrastructure and housing. Family budgets need to be improved as outlined below.
5. Does (legal) immigration need more limitations or is it vital for the UK?
This Country can not survive without legal immigrants. Much of the farming industry, Service industries and the Health Service depends on skilled migrants. As only 6 1/2 % of immigrants claim benefits and 17% of the British population do then further limitations are debatable.
6. Many people are concerned about the cost of living in the UK, with wages having failed to rise in line with the price of food, energy and rent in recent years. How can this be corrected?
I believe in the living wage and that we ought to be moving towards that. The Lib Dem policy of taking people on minimum wage (eventually) out of tax is also an important move in improving living standards for all. Our present manifesto goal is to take everyone up to £12,500 out of tax.
7. How would you like to see the NHS change in the future in order to become more successful?
The LibDem pledge of £8 Billion per year for the health Service will make a fundamental difference. £500 million will go in to Mental Health. GP surgeries need to be able to offer more rapid appointments and need to open evenings and weekends to take the pressure off A&E.
8. What measures do you think need to be taken to decrease unemployment, particularly youth unemployment and those who have never been employed?
Increased apprenticeships are a essential and closer working relationships between business and training establishments.
9. Does the lack of diversity in Parliament equate to a lack of representation?
This must have a effect on voting and policy making.
10 . If an EU Referendum were to take place, how would you encourage your constituents to vote and why?
I would encourage people to vote to stay in the EU but to press for changes to the way it operates. The EU is vitally important as our main trading centre, big business supports staying in, Wales is a net gainer from the EU and is therefore good for our economy in infrastructure, apprenticeship support and much more.

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