Sam Lewis, who works as an activity coordinator teaching sports to local children, is standing as the local Conservative candidate in the by–election being held to replace resigning Court ward councillor Richard Bertin on the 11th of April.
“Due to a change of job, I don’t feel that I can give the full commitment anymore that is needed to represent my community.”
He is standing because he wants to help his local community and bring a fresh perspective to Barry Town Council.
A six–point plan has been created by Sam to make his priorities clear to local people.
He said, “Those standing for local election should be clear about what they want to do for the community if elected. I’m not from a political background and I care about my town above all else. If I’m elected I will always put the community and residents first. I share the value of local people and will always respect their view.
“I hope my six–point plan has made my priorities clear and I am happy to talk to any resident about these issues or any other concerns they might have. I think councillors should make more of an effort to listen to people on a regular basis. I know I will always be prepared to listen to people if they choose me to be their representative on the Town Council.”
Sam’s six point plan includes support for small business, securing investment in parks, ensuring proper road resurfacing and cracking down on anti–social behaviour.