Local surgeon Dr Victor Babu chosen as Aberconwy's Welsh Lib Dem candidate
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Dr Victor Babu to represent the party in Aberconwy for the forthcoming General Election.
Dr Victor Babu, a well respected surgeon who has worked in Glan Clwyd Hospital for over a decade, lives with his family in Colwyn Bay.
In 2012, Dr Babu was the recipient of the 'BEST doctor Wales' for the year for "bringing innovation into the education."
Dr Babu is Chair of the North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN). The charity aims to promote equality, fighting discrimination and protecting human rights in North Wales.
Following his selection, Victor said:
"I am absolutely delighted that I am have been given the opportunity to be the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberconwy.
"For too long our area has been neglected by the Welsh Labour Government and also the Tories who continue to fail to stand up for us in Westminster. It's essential that our voice is heard in the House of Commons and I am confident that I can be that voice.
"I am a Welsh Liberal Democrat because I believe not just in a stronger economy, but also a fairer society too. The choice in this election is clear: Labour will borrow too much, risking the economy. The Tories will cut too much, threatening public services. Whilst the Liberal Democrats will balance the budget, cut taxes for low and middle earners and ensure decent public services. We aim to create opportunity for everyone."
Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:
"Victor is a fantastic candidate who I know will be a real local champion.
"We all know the troubles facing our health service, particularly in North Wales. Time and time again Victor has advised our party on these issues and his support has been invaluable. He understands the challenges facing our health service almost better than anyone and that is why it is so important that he is selected as Member of Parliament for Aberconwy. There is simply no one better to represent patients in North Wales."