Fay Jones MP has celebrated James Evans’ election as Member of the Senedd for Brecon and Radnorshire, and Welsh Conservative success at the Senedd elections.
James Evans was elected with a majority of 3,820, beating the Liberal Democrat candidate, William Powell. With a turnout of 57 percent, Mr Evans won 39 percent of the vote to claim the seat, which has been held by retiring Liberal Democrat, Kirsty Williams since 1999. Overall, Brecon and Radnorshire saw a 19.40% swing from the Liberal Democrats to Welsh Conservatives.
Following his election as Member of the Senedd for Brecon and Radnorshire, Mr Evans said that his main priority was to begin working to support the agricultural community by campaigning to overturn the deeply unpopular NVZ policy, and to secure additional support for the tourist and hospitality industries in mid Wales.
Across Wales, the Welsh Conservatives had their best ever Senedd election, winning 16 seats – 5 more than the previous election. The Welsh Conservatives took the Vale of Clwyd from Labour, won Brecon and Radnorshire from the Liberal Democrats, and secured 3 additional regional list seats.
Commenting on James Evans’ election, Fay Jones MP said:
“I am absolutely thrilled that our hard-working Welsh Conservative candidate, James Evans has been elected as Member of the Senedd for Brecon and Radnorshire.
“James is a brilliant local candidate who has lived in Brecon and Radnorshire his whole life. I have no doubt that he will be a loud voice for us in the Senedd, representing our community and standing up for our interests.
“On a personal note, I am really looking forward to working with James. With Brecon and Radnorshire sending Welsh Conservatives to both Cardiff Bay and Westminster, I am excited to see what our partnership can achieve!”