Alistair grew up in Pembrokeshire and went to Greenhill School, Tenby and then on to Bristol University where he studied for a Degree in History. He has worked in human resources in the electricity supply industry and on local farms, been Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council and he teaches English part time at a further education college in Herefordshire. He has been learning Welsh for over three years and is studying for an MA in Education.
Alistair was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Carmarthen and South Pembrokeshire for the last Assembly and General Elections. He supported the campaign to save the Avenue Centre for vulnerable adults in Tenby when it was under threat of closure.
Alistair leads Pembrokeshire for Europe and campaigns with Wales for Europe for a People's Vote on the European Union. As a passionate supporter for our EU membership he has helped organise street stalls in Narberth, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Carmarthen, Llandovery and Ammanford as well as public meetings and coach trips to marches in London. He enjoys debating with both remainers and leavers the advantages of staying in the EU.
Alistair said: “Wales benefits greatly from our EU membership. Manufacturing, farming and tourism all rely on frictionless trade with the rest of the EU. Our ferries at Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock need easy access to Ireland. EU membership allows us to work, travel and live in the EU. It enables European workers to work in our NHS and care services and in our farms, hotels and tourist facilities.
“The EU is also vital to tackling climate change. Liberal Democrat Ministers made the EU take a tougher line on global warming thereby forcing other countries to commit to reduce their carbon emissions.