Hugh Moelwyn Hughes, UKIP
3:00pm Wednesday 28th April 2010 in Newport West
Born in Birkenhead, I practiced Law in the community in Newport up until retirement which I spend with my wife of many years.
I have for over 40 years supported Newport Playgoers Society and am currently a vice president of the Board of Trustees, we provide without any annual subsidy a 400-seater theatre for over 20 voluntary and community organisations in the Newport area.
I am also a company director of Ballet Wales and assist both them and the Gwent Ballet Theatre.
I was a founder member of UKIP and represented the party in the 1995 Islwyn by-election, the first in Wales to stand for UKIP in a parliamentary constituency.
The party has of course grown substantially since those early days.
My belief is that the people of our country deserve a fair and democratic country which, for better or worse, governs itself in a democratic fashion.
It can only be wrong that our laws are now mainly drafted and passed by those in Brussels who are un-elected by us and who now rule our lives without check or consequence.