Angela is the Welsh Conservative Assembly candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
Angela was elected in May 2007 and has a record of achievement in serving her constituents. She has served as Shadow Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Planning, Shadow Minister for Transport & Regeneration and as Shadow Finance Minister.
Angela has held the position of Chair of the Finance Committee for the National Assembly for Wales and has been a Member of the Sustainability, Children & Young People and the Equality of Opportunity committees.
Angela is relatively new to politics having been in business since leaving school, she stood for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire in 2007 having been asked by the Welsh Conservatives. She says "the more I thought about it, the more logical the choice became. I have always been interested in politics and am typical of those of us who get fired up by the nonsense we see and hear. I guess it was just my time to stand and be counted and I was particularly incensed by the high handed manner in which the Welsh Assembly Government were planning to restructure health services in Wales, in otherwords, deplete Withybush Hospital! Becoming a Mum late in life forced me to take my eyes of the business world and I just couldn't believe some of the daft ideas or poor services that I was seeing. Whether it was my elderly neighbour having to travel to Swansea for dialysis, the local school having to cut back on Teachers, the new GP on call hours, the farce over our eldest getting a single stich in her ear, the poor local transport system for our rural communities or just the general feeling that this can't be as good as it gets I simply knew I had to do something"
"If I am honest, since I was elected as an AM I been more frustrated than at any other point in my life. Whilst the constituency work is satisfying when you get a good result for soemone, the slow manner in which the rest of the political process grinds is enough to drive you spare. I have also been both saddened and angered by the problems that people bring to me. The reality is that most problems arise simply because people are not empowered to help. And because they feel there is nothing they can do then phone calls don't get returned, letters are unanswered and ordinary folk feel totally disenfranchised by the system.
I want to continue to fight to change that attitude"