As Parliament is dissolved, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are today publishing the full slate of candidates who will be competing in all forty Parliamentary seats in Wales.
The party heads towards the General Election in a confident mood where it will be looking to retain its existing seats Brecon & Radnorshire, Cardiff Central, and Ceredigion whilst also bringing back Montgomeryshire to the Liberal fold.
The list includes 13 female candidates, 5 BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) candidates - the highest number of any Welsh party, and 4 LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) candidates.
Aled Roberts, Chair of the Welsh Lib Dems' General Election campaign, said:
“The Welsh Liberal Democrats are fighting in every single seat across Wales.
“I am proud that our Welsh Liberal Democrat MPs: Roger Williams, Mark Williams and Jenny Willott all have extremely strong records as local champions. Combining that with our strong record of delivery in Government, we are confident of retaining these seats.
“We are also looking to bring back Montgomeryshire to the Liberal fold. Jane Dodds is already making a name for herself as an excellent local campaigner and people recognise that the Tories’ toxic policies, such as regional pay, have thankfully been stopped because of the Liberal Democrats in Government.
“However, we will still be campaigning hard in each and every seat across Wales. Whether it is in rural or urban areas, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have built a strong reputation as being the hardest working local campaigners.
“In this election, people have a clear choice: Labour will borrow too much, risking the economy. The Tories will cut too much, threatening public services. Plaid will have no influence in Westminster, leaving Wales isolated and underfunded. It is only the Liberal Democrats that will balance the budget by 2018, cut taxes for low and middle earners and ensure decent public services, creating opportunity for everyone."