Conservative candidate for Elli Ward by-election slams Llanelli Town Council’s ‘city status’ bid

RICHARD Williams, British Army Veteran and Welsh Conservative candidate in the Elli Ward by-election for Carmarthenshire County Council, has slammed Labour-run Llanelli Town Council for supporting a bid to turn Llanelli into a city.

Richard Williams, pictured outside Llanelli Town Hall

“This is just the latest pet project that Labour is pursuing in Llanelli and Wales. Blanket 20mph speed limits; 36 more politicians in the Senedd; desires to be a ‘nation of sanctuary’- and now they want to waste resources on supporting a city status bid.
“Llanelli is a proud town with its own special and unique character and proud heritage. But the problems are clear for all to see- empty shop units; antisocial behaviour; drink and drugs in our parks. They whacked up the Council Tax precept last year by 54%, and now they’re pursuing these whacky proposals.

“I’m calling on Llanelli’s Labour Mayor, Llanelli’s Labour MP and Llanelli’s Labour MS, to withdraw their support. Time to focus on the people’s priorities like bringing back our A&E department to Prince Philip Hospital and bringing our town centre to life.”

Charlie Evans, Llanelli Conservatives Chairman said, “As part of Richard’s campaign, we are speaking to hundreds of residents, and we’ve yet to find a single person who supports the city status bid. Nia Griffith and Lee Waters need to be up front- do they back this vanity project or not?

“Richard is a Llanelli boy. He’s not your typical politician- this is the first time he’s stood in an election or anything like it- but he understands the real needs and priorities of town. Elli would be very fortunate to have someone like Richard representing them.”

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