Popular former Assembly Member Eluned Parrott has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Cardiff Central in June’s General Election.
Eluned was the area's Assembly Member between 2011 and 2016, during that time serving as the Welsh Lib Dem Shadow Minister for the Economy and Europe. Click here to read more about Eluned and her story.
In the 2016 Assembly election, Eluned came within 1,000 votes of beating Labour in Cardiff Central. Since then, Lib Dem membership in Cardiff has doubled and the party won a convincing victory in September’s Plasnewydd by-election.
The Lib Dems are odds-on favourite to win Cardiff Central (at 4/6 with Betfair on Monday morning), and have been endorsed by pro-EU newspaper The New European as the clear choice in the fight against a hard Brexit.
Eluned Parrott said:
“I hadn’t intended to come back into politics, but Brexit changed everything. I can't simply stand by and let our country be ripped apart by hatred and division.
“I want to represent Cardiff Central in Parliament to fight Theresa May’s divisive Hard Brexit, both for the majority here who voted Remain and the many who voted Leave but want to stay in the Single Market.
“Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party isn’t providing Britain with a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government. That’s why people are turning to the Liberal Democrats in droves – as you can see by the dozens of by-election wins we have had across Britain, including one right here in Cardiff.
“The choice in Cardiff Central is clear: Corbyn’s Labour party who rolled over to back the Tories’ Hard Brexit, or the Liberal Democrats who will fight for an open, tolerant and united country.”