Welcome to the profile page for Mary Wimbury, who is standing for Labour and Co-operative Party in Wrexham for the General Election on December 12th.
As we have with all candidates, we have invited Mary Wimbury 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.
(Here is a quick FAQ about our candidate videos!)
StatementI currently work improving social care services – care homes and care at home – for a Wales-wide organisation based in Wrexham. Previously I ran a UK-wide charity running maths competitions and summer schools for secondary school children and back in the 1990s I ran the successful parliamentary campaign to keep key sporting events available on free to air television for everyone to enjoy.
I’ve always tried to make a positive difference in whatever I’ve done and that’s what I want to do now standing up for people here in Wrexham. It’s not the MPs role to sort everything out – but they can use their position to bring people together for positive change. That’s why my first pledge to you is a Town Centre Summit to tackle homelessness and drug use and create a vibrant town centre that’s on the up and that people want to come into. With a Tory government in Westminster cutting funding and a Tory/Independent Council in Wrexham not putting money where it matters most we’re in a downward spiral. Transport cuts make it harder to get into the Town Centre, so less money is spent there, shops close and jobs are lost. We need change.
I joined the Labour Party as a teenager in Thatcher’s Britain for the same reason I’m standing now: to make the world a better place. We need improved funding to our public services: police, health and education, an economy that works for all and an end to in-work poverty. I want to see improved transport links and a Green New Deal that brings jobs and prosperity to Wrexham.
Since the Brexit referendum we’ve had 3½ years of chaos. The best way forward is to put a deal back to people and let YOU decide.
I’m a Labour and Co-operative candidate; the Co-op Party is committed to building a society where wealth and power are shared. Find out more here party.coop/about
I’m married to a Welsh speaker and have learned Welsh myself: winning the prose trophy in the 2018 Eisteddfod y Dysgwyr in Llanrwst. We have three children: two students and our eldest working in Greater Manchester. I’m the daughter of an electrician and a secretary and was educated at state schools and studied maths at Oxford.
I’m the only candidate who can stop further Tory damage to our communities and If elected I’ll be a passionate and committed advocate for Wrexham.
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:
All donations have been channelled through the Labour Party, are in line with electoral law and have no conditions attached.
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:
All advertising and campaigning is organised through the Labour Party and I am confident in its appropriateness, accuracy and transparency.
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Wrexham Debate Video