The Conservative Party has named a Welsh business executive – Bill Rees – as its 2017 General Election candidate for the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency.
Mr Rees who “grew up milking cows in West Wales” is of head of commercial, UK and Ireland distributed energy at Centrica – the parent company of British Gas.
He graduated with a BSc in economics at Warwick University and then took a Master of Philosophy degree at Selwyn College, Cambridge.Mr Rees comes from the Pembrey area of Carmarthenshire and is a married man with children.
In the 2015 General Election the Conservative Party had fielded Emma Warman as candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth. She was a councillor, primary school governor, compliance officer for a multi-national insurance broker in the City of London and deputy chairman of LGBTory.