Tina Roberts is the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Preseli Pembrokeshire.
My father was in the hospitality industry, so I grew up in hotels all across the UK and went to lots of schools as a consequence. We always seemed to move before I could quite finish the sewing project, play a part in the school play or participate in sports day but I loved the hospitality trade and the people that came from all over the world to work in the 24/7 service industry.
Leaving sixth form I embarked upon a career as a press photographer covering large parts of the South West of England and meeting many politicians both good and bad. Ten years later Ian and I started a family and went on to have four children all now grown up and living all over the UK. I returned to university and graduated in Biochemistry, moving into teaching. I went on to lead the higher education provision within a large college in the north of England but have now moved to a beautiful part of Carmarthenshire, taking a job teaching in a secondary school.
The next five years will be all about putting recovery first. It will be about ensuring that we build 30,000 new social homes that function as green power-stations reducing bills for their occupants. We will fund small town recovery in the way that residents of the area want. We won't know if this pandemic has changed people's working patterns until we begin to emerge, but we can plan to support small businesses to thrive, build back high streets to support their communities and financially support our agricultural communities as they transition away from the Common Agricultural Policy.
Finally, we will have a lot of work to do to build on Kirsty Williams’ work to narrow the educational gap that has emerged over the last year and continue to put the education of our children at the forefront of all that we do.
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