Candidates For South Wales West
The below candidates are standing for election in the Welsh Parliament Elections in 2021 for South Wales West
Megan Poppy Lloyd
Megan Poppy Lloyd
I am delighted to have topped the election list.
As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I would hope to improve our representation in the Welsh Parliament, furthering the essential diversity of Welsh Members of Parliament. During the 2019 General Election, I stood as one of the few Greens under 30 years old, and I am proud to say that under my campaign, Neath saw a 2% vote increase in one of the most divisive elections in 100 years. As a 5th generation member of my town, increasing and promoting economic growth in Neath is incredibly important to me, and extending a Green presence in the Senedd is an essential path to realising my local goals
I am willing to fight tooth and nail to protect all species and the environment they call home from the short term profit motive and greed that sums up politics today, and help rewrite the rule book so that our first duty is not about protecting profit, or GDP, but about looking after the most vulnerable people, species and habitats in Wales and preserving them for Future Generations.
I have been working to make positive changes to the community around me, such as encouraging the reduction of single use plastic in Porthcawl and now we are close to achieving Plastic Free status for the town. As a Member of the Senedd my priorities would centre on the climate emergency and the need to address the inequalities faced by my constituents. Tackling the climate emergency and improving our local environment creating better life outcomes for the people around us through progressive policies on Housing, Social Welfare and Transport
I realise that climate and environmental issues need to be urgently addressed. Managing and monitoring the impact and sustainability of human activity at a global level is critically important to ensure a universally accepted standard of living.
Responsibility needs to be taken for securing the future and establishing a fair society. This can be achieved through appropriate representation at local level combined with international cooperation.
In Wales in particular significant resources exist for sustainable energy and food production. A stronger focus is required to fully tap into this potential. Transport in Wales also requires improvement. In particular, greater emphasis should be placed on public transport and cycling infrastructure