As you may already know I have organised a Hustings for Newport East, at St Julians Baptist Church, Beaufort Road on April 17th (7:30), which will feature several of the candidates in a question time format.

In the run up to the event on Friday I have decided to blog each day, presenting a profile of each of the candidates that will be at the event.  The profiles are taken direct from the candidates own websites and I present them here with no bias or preference, they are simply presented to give you a little more insight into each person.

So here is the third one, in no particular order. Check back tomorrow for another.


Newport East Liberal Democratics – Paul Halliday


Paul Halliday is a Minister and Retail Development Manager who has been a part of Newport’s community for almost 10 years. Honest and compassionate he is the people’s voice on some of biggest changes Newport has seen in a generation.

When the University of South Wales announced that Caerleon campus was set to close Paul called on the Welsh Labour Government to reverse this closure and keep the vital campus open.

As one of the largest employers, it’s loss will have a bitter impact on Newport’s economy and its communities. But Labour council leaders, AM’s & current MP’s are all standing by and watching while the campus is closed.

Paul campaigns to keep Newport’s libraries open; to help save Newport’s heritage, for the scrapping of the Severn Tolls; and improved transport links across South East Wales. He is committed to more nurses in hospitals & encourages local businesses to take on more apprentices to ensure a stronger future enabling everyone to get on in life.

Only Paul and the Welsh Liberal Democrats can beat Labour in Newport East. A vote for anyone else will see Labour puppet Jessica Morden head back to Westminster and leave the people of Newport with nobody fighting their corner for another five years.

Newport East needs a strong voice. Vote Paul Halliday for Newport East.

The hustings is a free event, for more information please contact me:

Andy Long

tel:07801 883420