Sam 4 Ynys Môn
Sam Egelstaff Selected as Labour Candidate on Ynys Môn
Sam Egelstaff, a teacher from Llanrwst, has been selected to stand for Labour in the Senedd election as they aim to wrest the seat from Plaid Cymru’s Rhun ap Iorwerth.
Sam has previously played a leading role in highly successful campaigns on a range of issues, from votes for 16- and 17-year-olds to higher funding for women’s refuges during the COVID pandemic and provision of free period products in schools. She is Founder and Chair of Llanrwst Flood Action Group and has appeared on national TV and radio on behalf of flood victims. Sam is married with three children and is a Welsh learner. She uses intermediate level Welsh at home and in the classroom, having gained her Welsh GCSE (second language).
She said, “Over the last decade the people of Ynys Môn have heard a lot of promises about new projects and jobs, but very little has actually happened.
“Now the Tories’ hard Brexit is also impacting on Holyhead Port and some important local businesses, including those in the shellfish industry.
“Ynys Môn is in a cycle of rural deprivation, where young people are leaving the island and taking their skills and hopes with them.
“I have worked with both young and older people for twenty years, helping them learn new skills and developing their hopes for a better future with stronger jobs projects.
“Now we must do all we can to harness the employment opportunities created by public and private investment in Enterprise Zones and in the new green sustainable energy industries that will be created by our Welsh Labour Government’s drive to Net Zero Wales 2050.
“We need to maximise skills development, apprenticeships and jobs through investment in low-carbon transport, energy and housing, the extension of Holyhead port and other projects that really do have a future.
“And we must make sure that employees, the self-employed, micro-businesses, and small and medium enterprises are given the support they need as we emerge from the COVID pandemic.
“In that way we will deliver a real economic boost to our island and give young people growing up on Ynys Môn a brighter future to look forward to.”
For more information, please contact Sam Egelstaff – mobile: 07840 348380; email: firstname.lastname@example.org