MONMOUTH: Constituency profile

South Wales Argus: SETTING: The statue sits in a recess at the front of Shire Hall

SITTING on the Welsh side of the Wye Valley and River Severn, the constituency of Monmouth is typical of a border area where there are strong links to both England and Wales.

MONMOUTH: Nick Ramsay (Conservative)

South Wales Argus: MONMOUTH: Nick Ramsay (Conservative)

ALL IN all, the Labour-Plaid government plans to cut our NHSby £1 billion over the next three years.

MONMOUTH: Fiona Cross (Plaid Cymru)

South Wales Argus: MONMOUTH: Fiona Cross (Plaid Cymru)

FIONA Cross was raised in Torfaen and was elected as a Plaid Cymru county councillor in 2008.

MONMOUTH: Janet Ellard (Liberal Democrat)

South Wales Argus: MONMOUTH: Janet Ellard (Liberal Democrat)

I WAS born in South-East England but have now been living in Monmouthshire for nearly 30 years.

MONMOUTH: Mark Whitcutt (Labour)

South Wales Argus: MONMOUTH: Mark Whitcutt (Labour)

GOING into this election, there are fundamental differences between myself as a Labour candidate and the others who are standing.

MONMOUTH: Steve Uncles (English Democrat)

South Wales Argus: MONMOUTH: Steve Uncles (English Democrat)

THE national status of Monmouthshire has provoked many an argument throughout the region— is it in Wales or is it in England?


South Wales Argus: COUNTY TOWN: Monmouth's Shire Hall

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

THE Monmouth constituency has swung between Labour and the Conservatives in recent General Elections.

Martin Blakebrough Welsh Liberal Democrats

South Wales Argus: Martin Blakebrough Welsh Liberal Democrats

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

I do not see myself as a politician but as a community activist. I am the CEO of Kaleidoscope which supports people with drug and alcohol problems.

Jonathan Clark, Plaid Cymru

South Wales Argus: Jonathan Clark, Plaid Cymru

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

Jonathan T Clark was born in Newport in 1966 and still lives in the city of his birth.

David Davies, Conservative

South Wales Argus: David Davies, Conservative

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

For the last week I have been knocking on doors across Monmouthshire talking to residents about their hopes and fears for the future.

Derek Rowe, UKIP

South Wales Argus: Derek Rowe, UKIP

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

Born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire one of seven children. Coming from a working class family, I understand the importance of needs, trust and aspiration. Having lived all over during my career in the Army I currently live with my partner Terri in Newport.

Hamish Sandison, Labour

South Wales Argus: Hamish Sandison, Labour

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

I am campaigning to win back Monmouth Constituency for ‘the progressive majority’ who, like me, believe in fairness for all, not privileges for the wealthiest.

Steve Millson - Monmouth Green party

South Wales Argus: Steve Millson - Monmouth Green party

3:00pm Thursday 29th April 2010

Stephen has lived and worked in Abergavenny for nine years and previously lived in Skenfrith, Monmouthshire. He has a love of the outdoor environment and runs an adventure sports business in South Wales.

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