Meet Dan Widdon, candidate for Shropshire Council, in Llanymynech.

Covering: Tan y Craig, Llanymynech, Llynclys, Llanyblodwel, Maesbrook, Knockin, Melverley,
Pentre, Kinnerley, Kynaston, Dovaston and all points between

Dan Widdon lives with his family at a smallholding in Kynaston near the village of Kinnerley.

Dan’s mother was born at the house in 1948 but his family roots on the farm go back a little longer - 500 years in fact. It
had been farmed continuously by his mother’s family since the early 1500s.

Dan is passionate about the countryside.

Dan said: “Achieving Zero Carbon by 2030 is a massive undertaking, but is essential to limit the storms and flooding that cost homeowners, tenants, farmers and businesses every year across our area.”

Dan believes actions are better than words on flooding.

“You can’t flood parts of North Shropshire just to keep Shrewsbury dry,” says Dan Widdon.
“Until the idea of a dam in Shrewsbury is ruled out completely, I and my Lib Dem colleagues will continue to fight it.”
“Shropshire needs a proper flood prevention strategy for the whole county, not some halfbaked idea that could make matters worse.”

He wants to see a Shropshire Council that works for Llanymynech Division.

For too long our area hasn't had a strong voice at Shirehall. If you want a listening council that is properly represented by a local person who understands the area then Dan is the only local choice on May the 6th.

“If I'm elected to represent Llanymynech Division in May, I’ll make sure our area, from the Welsh border at Tan y Craig to Melverley and Kynaston plus all points in between, gets the strong voice and the attention it deserves.”


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Dan is a volunteer with the Shropshire Climate Action Partnership and Kinnerley Parish Council's Flood Prevention Working Group.

Dan works in the sustainable development energy industry and is passionate about making positive change in our community.  He is proud of the Liberal Democrat commitment to a zero-carbon economy and its opposition to fracking.

The environmental crises we face need urgent action, but that action brings opportunity”.

He is committed to working towards a sustainable future for Shropshire, where we can be healthy, happy and prosperous.

Riding to commute and with our son to school and now working from home since the pandemic began, has underlined why good work-life balance is important. Something we should hold onto after the pandemic. My experience in creating liveable environments (balancing business and family/community needs) will help me ensure our area can benefit from that.

Speeding cars and over-sized HGVs using narrow lanes and past schools don't mix well. We need rural transport that meets our needs. I will also work tirelessly to make walking and cycling safe where you live. If at all possible you should be able to make that your preferred choice.

Rural transport services need to connect our village communities with larger towns, stations and hospitals

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