Welcome to the profile page for Carrie Harper, who is standing for Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales in Wrexham for the General Election on December 12th.
As we have with all candidates, we have invited Carrie Harper to send statements for inclusion on this page, links to their social media, as well as asking if they will take part in our one on one video Q&A's along with attending our Wrexham debate.
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StatementMy name is Carrie Harper and I’ve lived in Wrexham my whole life. I decided to stand in this election as I believe we need to sweep out the old and bring in the new. Most people I speak to in Wrexham tell me how much they want to see change, whether at the local council, the Senedd or at Westminster. The truth is we will only get that change when we start voting for it and this election is a huge opportunity for us to do just that by supporting Plaid Cymru.
I’ve been a Councillor for Plaid Cymru since 2008 and have worked on a wide variety of local campaigns and issues. To give a flavour, here are just a few of the successes of our Wrexham team. We punch above our weight and we know how get things done.
We have successfully campaigned:
To oppose changes to nurses rota’s which would have seen them work a shift for free every month.
For a new national football museum for Wrexham.
To get rid of Kingdom litter enforcement.
To save Wrexham’s fire engine.
To oppose unsustainable housing development.
To secure a Climate Emergency Declaration at Wrexham council.
The political landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years and this election is also an opportunity for us to make sure Wales’ voice is heard in London. It’s clear for instance that Scotland has been incredibly successful in getting its priorities higher up the agenda at Westminster since they ditched Labour and started voting for their national party. We need to do the same in Wales and fight our own corner, I’m passionate about doing that.
In terms of Brexit, Plaid is a remain party. I believe the economic impact of a no deal or bad deal Tory Brexit will be catastrophic for Wrexham and for Wales. The whole shambles has shone a light on just how broken the Westminster system is. This really isn’t as good as it gets.
If like me, you’ve had enough of the Labour and Tory ping pong we’ve endured for generations in Wales, then I’d urge you to back Plaid Cymru. It’s time we stopped settling for mediocre London based parties who never put our interests first, we can do so much better.
Funding StatementWe asked the question 'As of 6pm 14th November, where has the top three sources of funding for your campaign come from, and are there any funding sources you feel would be relevant to voters to know about?'. We will re-ask this question later in the campaign. The candidate response is below:
Our funding has come from local members, supporters and fundraisers.
Advertising / Canvassing StatementWe asked the question 'Are you aware of all advertising or canvassing done in your name in connection to this election, and are you fully confident in its accuracy and transparency? Plus any relevant information ' . The candidate response is below:
Our local campaign, advertising and canvassing is being undertaken by local members and supporters in Wrexham and I have confidence it is accurate.
Socials / Website
Candidate Twitter account: click here
Candidate Facebook page: click here
Candidate Instagram: click here
Wrexham Debate Video