Bill Rees, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth, has been joined on the stump in Penarth today by some of his party’s top guns as campaigning continues for the General Election.
Today Bill Rees he was joined at Penarth Pier by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid and the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew R T Davies as he chatted to locals and gave interviews to the local media.
Commenting on the campaign, Savid Javid told tv news reporters “On June 9th – the day after the election , only one of two people can stand on the doorstep of 10 Downing St. It’ll either Teresa May providing strong and stable government in the National interest or it will be Jeremy Corbyn leading a coalition of chaos.”
Javid said “Other parties can go on to make commitments that they would have no hope of keeping” and went on to attack the Liberal Democrats saying that “What we do know about the LibDems is that they can’t win this election, but what they can do is do a deal with Labour – and prop-up Jeremy Corbyn in a coalition of chaos”
He said that the Labour manifesto – leaked to the media today – showed “More debt, higher spending, a recipe for disaster for the economy that will hurt millions of families across Wales.”
Amongst the people Bill Rees and his team met on Penarth Pier were a couple from Lavernock who are regular patrons of Penarth Pavilion Cinema – or, at least were until the cinema was abruptly closed on March 6th. The couple admitted that in the sanctity of the voting booth they both usually support different parties form each other.
Bill Rees – an executive of one of Britain’s largest companies – has already got involved in the Pier Pavilion issue in Penarth and believes he may be able to use his commercial expertise to help resolve the difficulties afflicting the Pavilion’s lessor – Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd .
The Conservative candidate Bill Rees is now almost unrecognisable from his earlier campaign photos because he’s opted to grow a beard whilst knocking at the doors of thousands of what may well turn out to be his future constituents.
Ravenous after campaigning in Llanrumney all morning, there were no Esplanade restaurant lunches for this campaign team – they all dined on freshly cooked chips from the Decks kiosk on the pier and ate them on the hoof before moving on to knock on hundreds more front doors – this time in the Penarth’s Plymouth Ward.