Conservative Party members in Wales have chosen a 40 year old financial consultant to be their lead candidate in next year's European Elections. Dr Kay Swinburne is originally from Llandysul and is a Welsh speaker. She must have made a big impact on party members last year when she contested the 'open primary' at which Jonathon Evans was selected to fight Cardiff North at the next General Election. Its never wise to count chickens too soon, but because of the proportional system of election, it is highly probable that Kay will become one of Wales' 4 MEPs after the votes have been counted in May 2009. We are also hopeful that Evan Price who has been placed second on the Conservative Party list, might make it to Brussels as well. We know that we will have to do very well indeed to achieve this, but things are looking good at the moment - so why not?.
The reason that the 'vacancy' arose to top our list was because current Conservative MEP representing Wales, Jonathon Evans has decide to step down in order to seek a place in the House of Commons. This blog offers its fullest congratulations to Kay Swinburne, and hopes that she will be successful in being elected and just as successful as a member of the European Parliament as Jonathon has been, if elected.