Here are the candidates standing for Carmarthen West & South Pembs in the 2019 General Election, from left to right.
HUSTINGS: Saturday, 7th December Nurture Centre, Carmarthen, details below.
Marc Tierney: Labour
Marc Tierney spent most of his childhood in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire before spending part of his educational years in Wexford in the Republic of Ireland.
He studied in University at Bristol and then returned to Wales, initially as a broadcaster and manager at local radio station, Radio Pembrokeshire before working in the third sector and more recently in the public sector. He has run his own business, and knows first-hand the challenges of self-employment – building up a business and making ends meet.
39 year old Marc lives in the heart of his constituency with his partner Sarah and three children, who attend local state schools. He knows the importance of a good education and skills training to ready our young people for the jobs and economy of the future.
Simon Hart: Conservative
Simon Hart was re-elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire for the third time in June 2017 with a majority of just over 3,000.
Prior to being elected, Simon was Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Europe's largest rural affairs lobby group, for seven years. He took over as its Chairman in September 2015. His long-standing interest in learning outside the classroom has been reflected in his chairmanship of a charitable group that works with Government on this subject and his appointment as an educational consultant to the Countryside Alliance.
He previously worked as a chartered surveyor in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest and served with the Territorial Army for seven years.
He is 54 and lives in Llanmill near Narberth with his wife and two children.
Alistair Cameron: Lib Dem
Alistair Cameron grew up and was educated in Pembrokeshire before going to Bristol University. He currently teaches English at a further education college.
He is concerned about the impact of low farm gate prices and uncertainty over the Basic Payment Scheme which has put many farmers under pressure.
Glanville Owen Rhys Thomas: Plaid Cymru
I believe that an MP should have lived life before entering parliament. I trained in medicine in London before serving 17-year as a medical officer in the Army, gaining huge experience in numerous conflict zones including Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring as Lt. Colonel to run the family farm in west Wales. I also work as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.
During seven tours of duty in Afghanistan, I attending to seriously wounded personnel being brought into hospital in Camp Bastion by helicopter. Many were dying in the aircraft, so we equipped each helicopter with its own intensive care unit. That way, we saved an extra life a day on average.
After leaving the armed forces I put the lessons I’d learnt on the front line to good use by co-leading on creating the new Wales Air Ambulance Service.