Welsh Labour’s candidate in the Newport West By-election has spoken about her experience working in the NHS, her concern about rising crime and her commitment to standing up for the people of Newport West.

In a new video featuring locations and iconic Newport landmarks such as the Transporter Bridge, Ruth speaks about her priorities in the Newport West By-election. The video opens with First Minister and Welsh Labour leader Mark Drakeford AM introducing Ruth at Barnabas Arts House in Pill, where the campaign was launched last week.

Reflecting on her thirty years working in the NHS as a physiotherapist, Ruth says:


“I worked as a physiotherapist for over thirty years, I’ve worked both under Labour and Tory Governments, and I know the difference that Welsh Labour in particular has made. I really do want to make sure that the NHS remains true to Nye Bevan’s principles, free at the point of delivery and there for all.”

Addressing rising crime and Tory cuts to frontline policing, Ruth says:


“Another area that I’m particularly concerned with is rising crime in Newport. As a MP for Newport I would want to make sure that we looked at the policing and made sure that there was adequate funding, which obviously the Tories have stripped out over the years.”

In a rallying call to Labour voters and invoking the memory of long-serving Newport West MP Paul Flynn, Ruth says:


“These next few weeks will be crucial to making sure that we keep Newport West socialist and we keep it red in honour of Paul Flynn.


I can’t do this on my own, I need your help.


Please come and help join the campaign. We need to get out and knock every door in Newport West to tell them the positive message that Labour has.”


“I will stand up for the economy, the jobs and the people on Newport West.”

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