Lesley Prosser is proud to be part of a diverse, aspirational and tolerant community in Carmarthenshire East & Dinefwr. She will represent the best of Welsh values in Westminster during the challenging times ahead.
Lesley has experienced first-hand how the power of education can enhance children's lives. She was raised in a working-class family in Ammanford and excelled as a pianist from a young age. She won scholarships to study music and later choose a career as a piano teacher while she raised her family.
Lesley believes that investing in opportunities for young people will have a transformative effect on our communities. This very belief led Lesley into teaching, where she focused on nurturing and guiding pupils with educational challenges such as autism and dyslexia.
Her success in creating and leading specialist development units led to her advising schools throughout Carmarthenshire where she was also instrumental in writing county-wide education policies.
In addition to education, Lesley's signature issue is ensuring that Wales remains inclusive and outward-looking post-Brexit. As the proud mother-in-law of two Europeans, Lesley believes that immigrants bring an economic and cultural vibrancy that should be welcomed and valued.
Lesley's first political experience was co-ordinating the cross-party Remain campaign in Llandeilo and surrounding areas where, despite disappointing results nationally, a majority chose to Remain in the European Union. Lesley has since been active in local Lib Dem politics, finishing second in the recent council elections as the first Lib Dem candidate for county council in Llandeilo since the 1970s.
Lesley is deeply concerned about the effect of Brexit on Carmarthenshire and Wales and of a Conservative government on education funding. She fears that short-term budget savings will have a disastrous effect on our communities for generations.
Lesley Prosser is the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr
Candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Lesley Prosser has been a proud servant of her community in Carmarthenshire for over 30 years as a teacher, community organiser and mother. In her free time, she is an accomplished pianist and accompanist.
Lesley's teaching focused on nurturing and guiding pupils with educational challenges such as autism and dyslexia; she was instrumental in writing county-wide educational policies, and creating and leading specialist development units for students within Carmarthenshire. Lesley fully appreciates the importance of adequate education funding, and is deeply concerned about the impact of Brexit and a Conservative government on our young people and their future contributions to our communities.
Lesley emphatically supports the Welsh Liberal Democrats' policies to reduce class sizes, close the attainment gap and increase funding for pupils from the poorest backgrounds.
Lesley is also worried by the isolation of vulnerable and older people in our communities, and will ensure that their voices are heard in future debates about cuts to vital public services such as mental health and subsidised transport.
Lesley's first political experience was co-ordinating the Remain campaign in Llandeilo and surrounding areas where, despite disappointing results nationally, a majority chose to remain in the European Union. Lesley has since been active in local Liberal Democrat politics, representing the party in the May council elections as a local voice for inclusion, tolerance and liberal values.