Candidate for the Cynon Valley
Nicola is relatively new to the political sphere but is no stranger to community campaigns and involvement. A mother of three young children she runs her own freelance marketing business and is currently studying for a PhD
She was involved in the battle against the nursery cuts in RCT which affect her children as well as many others, and very disappointed when the Labour party in RCT went ahead with them regardless of public opinion and the evidence against them.
It was just one of the things that spurred her on to get more involved with local politics and to want to do more the wider community. She is keen to get more involvement from young people and thinks there should be more political education to enable people to better understand the system.
The outcome of the referendum on Europe was a disappointment to her and she is concerned about the legacy that has been left behind.
She says that underlying currents of racism and a suspicion of anyone who is not “one of us” have come to the surface and risk tearing communities apart. Now more than ever we need to ensure our communities stay strong and united and grow together.