Mari Arthur is the Plaid Cymru candidate for Llanelli for the General Election on Thursday 8 June. Born and bred in Trimsaran, Plaid Cymru insists Mari Arthur has the drive, the business links, and passion to make Brexit work for Llanelli. She spent the first 27 years of her life living and working in and around Llanelli.
Deris Williams, her agent and former director of Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli, says: “Mari has packed so much into her life. She’s an inspiration! And certainly not shy of hard work, which explains why she’s the perfect candidate for transforming Llanelli. She has an excellent track record in business and national policy making, but more than anything she’s a Llanelli girl.
“After leaving Graig Comprehensive she worked as one of the few, if only, female panel beaters in Wales, as well as a leech farmer, in Hendy’s Biopharm Leeches Ltd. Mari paid her way throughout her studies at Trinity College and Aberystwyth University, and left without a penny of debt. She has a Masters in English and Welsh Literature, and count Dylan Thomas and RS Thomas among her favourite poets.
Her work ethic is unrivalled. For the past decade, Mari has worked with Welsh Government and the National Assembly, travelling extensively and representing Wales in China, Russia and the Middle East. In addition, she’s established two limited companies, has her own marketing consultancy and is the Director of Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales, the leading sustainable development charity in Wales.”
Mari’s Key Issues – Town Centre
Llanelli needs a strong voice as we enter Brexit and a new world order. Whether you voted to leave or remain in the EU referendum last year, Mari is committed to making Brexit work for Llanelli: “My background of linking businesses in Wales and China, as well as other countries, will offer new economic opportunities as we leave the EU. We need to protect the trade links we currently have as we don’t want to lose ONE job as a result of Brexit, or ONE penny of the £680m worth of European funds currently coming to Wales.”
GP Surgery Closure
Following several GP surgery closures, including Harbour View Surgery in Burry Port this summer, Mari says: “What is clear is that the Labour government needs to plan its local health services far better. The Labour Government has a duty to provide GP services for people in their home towns, and with almost a quarter of GPs in Wales approaching retirement age, Labour should be preparing to recruit new doctors. Labour should not have been caught out like this.” Plaid Cymru’s fully costed action plan includes recruiting 1,000 extra doctors and 5,000 nurses, focusing on more care in the community, and brining long-term solutions to the current crisis faced by many communities around Wales.
A Strong Voice for Llanelli in Westminster
Hyrwyddwyd gan/Promoted by Deris Williams, Ty Bres Rd, Llanelli, SA15 1UA
Ar ran/ on behalf of Mari Arthur, Ty Bres Rd, Llanelli, SA15 1UA