A few words from Lee
“Growing up in Ammanford I was told ‘to get on, you’ve got to get out’. I want to change that. I passionately believe Wales, and Llanelli, can thrive and I want to draw on my experiences to help strengthen the communities I grew up in.
I was raised by my mother from my early teens and inspired by her determined journey through adult education from a hairdresser to a careers adviser. Despite having no formal journalism training I worked my way up to become Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales and a House of Commons Lobby Correspondent.
I ran the environmental charity Sustrans in Wales and my successful campaign for the world’s first Active Travel Act is being hailed as example for other countries to follow. It will result in practical improvements in every community in Wales over the next decade.
I was one of the main organisers of the 2011 ‘Yes for Wales’ referendum campaign for further devolution. And, before being elected, I led Wales’ foremost think-tank – the Institute of Welsh Affairs – working with some of our country’s leading experts to publish a range of policy ideas to make Wales flourish.
I passionately believe that Llanelli can be a successful and prosperous area once again. I will not hesitate to speak up, our speak out, to fight for the whole of the constituency”.