Plaid select care home worker as candidate in New Tredegar by-election

Plaid Cymru has announced its candidate for the by-election in the New Tredegar ward of Caerphilly County Borough.

Gill Jones who has a daughter and two grand-daughters, works as an administrator at a Bargoed care home, something she has done for the last nine years.

A member of the Bargoed Community Centre Committee, Gill lived in Brithdir for eight years and still has close links with the area.

Gill is a former member of Caerphilly County Borough Council, serving as vice chair of housing and vice chair of social services committees and maintains a close interest in both subjects.

A trustee at the charity, Young at Hearts, a drop-in centre for the elderly in Bargoed and a governor at the Welsh medium school in Gilfach, Gill said: “I would love the opportunity to represent the people of New Tredegar during these very difficult times. I can promise residents that I would be a champion for the ward willing to speak out at every opportunity on issues of concern.

“I am seriously concerned about the welfare cuts imposed by the UK Coalition Government and the failure of the Welsh Labour Government to defend Wales, particularly as they promised to stand up for Wales in the recent election. The SNP government in Scotland is protecting people from these cuts.”

The by-election is taking place on October 25.