Eluned Parrott AM: Wins ‘Member to Watch’ Award

2011 Rhagfyr 7 1:51 PM

Assembly Member for South Wales Central, Eluned Parrott, was last night the winner of the 'Member to Watch' award at the ITV Welsh Politician of the Year awards ceremony in Cardiff.

Since becoming an Assembly Member earlier this year, Eluned has made a name for herself for being a spirited campaigner and a strong voice for South Wales Central. As Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Business, she has continued to fight for more investment in education, training and economic development to help tackle unemployment in South Wales Central, particularly amongst young people.

Eluned, who lives with her husband and two children in Rhoose, in the Vale of Glamorgan, said:

"I am thrilled to receive this award. It has been a great honour to represent the people of South Wales Central.

"It feels somehow appropriate that I have received this award on the day that the Welsh Liberal Democrats voted for a budget that includes funding for a Pupil Premium for Wales. This Pupil Deprivation Grant means that over 120,000 of the poorest children in my region will get £450 per year of extra support in their education. I first got involved in politics to fight for a better future for our children, so I am incredibly proud that we have managed to make a real difference today. But it will not stop here; it only makes me more determined to fight for the things that people in my region care about."

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