As well as voting for your constituency Assembly Member, you will have a second ballot with a list of parties to choose four regional AMs.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat regional candidates for North Wales are:
- Aled Roberts
- Victor Babu
- Sarah Lesiter-Burgess
- Rob Walsh
- Tom Rippeth
- Bruce Roberts
1. Aled Roberts
Aled Roberts was elected as Assembly Member for North Wales in May 2011.
Aled Roberts attended Ysgol y Ponciau, Ysgol y Grango and Ysgol Rhiwabon before going on to study Law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 1993 he married Llinos and they have two sons, Osian and Ifan.
After obtaining his solicitor’s professional qualification, Aled practised in Wrexham where he became a partner, but ceased to practise when he was elected Leader of Wrexham County Borough in 2005.
He is a former Chairman of Waste Awareness Wales, and was also a member of the Wales Climate Change Commission.
Prior to his election to the National Assembly, Aled also held the position of Chair of the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership and served as the Welsh representative on the UK Local Government Association’s Asylum and Refugee Working Group.
Aled was the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson for Housing from 2005 to 2011, and in 2008 was given additional responsibility when the portfolio was expanded to include Environment, Sustainability and Waste.
Aled has been actively involved in politics since 1985 when he successfully campaigned to rescue the Miners’ Institute in Rhos.
Aled represented the Rhos and Ponciau Ward on Wrexham Council from 1991 until he stood down in 2012. He was Mayor of Wrexham in the 2003-04 period and was Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council from March 2005 to May 2011.
In November 2007, Aled was named “Councillor of the Year” at the ITV Wales Politician of the Year Awards.
Aled is the Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Education; Spokesperson for Children and Young People; Spokesperson for Older People; Spokesperson for the Welsh Language and Business Manager. He sits on the Business Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and the Children, Young People and Education Committee. Aled is also Chair of the Cross-Party Group on Coeliac Disease as well as co-Chair of the Cross-Party Group on Disability.