Cen Phillips Candidate for Aberavon
Cen left comprehensive school at 16 and worked in a hotel and shop before returning to education and gaining a BTec National Diploma from Afan College. After nearly 20 years working in the education sector, becoming the leader of a technical support team while also studying history part-time with the Open University and raising a family, he joined the Liberal Democrats in 2010. He spent many years actively involved with amateur operatic societies around South Wales, and is a regular attendee at rock concerts and a keen rugby supporter. He has lived in Aberavon for over 10 years.
Commenting on the selection he said, ““Aberavon is a fantastic place filled with vibrant communities, and I am proud to call it home. With its beautiful parks, valleys and beaches it should be an area people want to visit, to live, and to set up businesses. Over the years complacency and mistakes have prevented us from exploiting that potential. We’ve been taken too much for granted here, and that needs to change.
If elected, I would do my very best to be the kind of MP that Aberavon really needs – one who is always working hard knocking on doors in our communities and knocking on the doors of power to hold those behind them to account. We need an MP who is constantly listening and talking to local people, keeping in touch all year around, and serving and supporting all of our local communities in the way that they deserve. That has always been the Liberal Democrat way, and that is what I would be honoured to have the opportunity to deliver for Aberavon.”