Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, was delighted to join Marc Tierney last Friday for the official launch of his campaign to become the next Assembly Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
During an evening of music and fundraising with dozens of friends and supporters from across Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Mr Tierney underlined his commitment to standing up for the people and places he is passionate about.
Nia Griffith spoke of the further challenges Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire would face in light of the current spending cuts by the Tory Westminster Government and the Comprehensive Spending Review due later this month, and went on to say,
“We have an excellent candidate in Marc Tierney. He knows our communities in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire really well, and is always willing to listen to and work with local residents. He has brought up his family here, and knows the importance of good public services to local people. Marc will be a really strong voice for West Wales in the Assembly, and will combine enthusiasm and fresh ideas with a very down-to-earth hands on practical approach to getting things done.”
In the event at the Begelly Arms Hotel, longstanding members were joined by new supporters who have joined Labour since the General Election last May. Over the summer, Marc Tierney has been surveying voters to gauge their views on politics and the issues that matter most here.
Welsh Labour Assembly Candidate, Marc Tierney said:
“Our communities are under attack from the austerity that is closing our libraries, threatens the future of the NHS and the family finances of thousands of hard working families. I’m already listening to what matters to you, campaigning for our communities and setting the agenda on the big issues that can make a difference to all of us. I won’t stop until we get the best health services, better job prospects for local people and an education system delivering excellent results for our young people.”
“If elected, I won’t turn my back our constituency. I’ll continue to live here with my family being an active volunteer in the community.”