Cameron Shippam is the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Ogmore.
Tell us about yourself:
I’m Cameron, I’m 20 and I study at Swansea University. I am from Chichester in Sussex but moved to Wales in order to study History and Politics. I have been passionate about politics for a few years and joined the Liberal Democrats in 2017 because of their belief in a freer and fairer country. When I am not working on my degree, I’m usually found watching football, reading, or occasionally even going on runs
What is the most important thing you think the Senedd should do in the next five years?
The negative affect on mental health caused by the pandemic has been significant, so mental health support must be a focus of the Coronavirus recovery in Wales. As freedoms are restored in 2021, the toll of the last year cannot be forgotten with loneliness and grief affecting many people. Young people have been particularly affected over the last year with more of a focus needed on the mental health of children and teenagers. To fully recover from Coronavirus, more funding is needed for mental health support and waiting times for mental health services need to be cut significantly so nobody suffers without help, with access to local support also needing improvement so people do not have to travel far from friends or family for help.
What will you do for your constituency/region if elected?
I would put our recovery first from the Coronavirus crisis by promoting economic growth and job creation, supporting the health services that have done so much for everyone over the past year, and promote the building of affordable housing so everyone can have access to the good housing they need. I want to help restore the freedoms that were enjoyed before the pandemic, as well as supporting those who have suffered over the last year. I would help support small businesses going through hard times as well as focusing on education and supporting students who have missed out on vital learning and desperately need to catch up.
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