About Stephen

Why Pembrokeshire matters to me

As a local man who lives and was raised in the heart of Pembrokeshire, I am committed to providing a strong voice for our County. I understand the needs of our rural community and have a trusted track record of speaking up for Pembrokeshire. I always work hard for local people, whether they voted for me or not, and I will never stop defending our access to local health services.

Growing up in Haverfordwest, I benefitted from being part of a close-knit community, received an excellent education at Tasker Milward School, and had the security of living in good quality Council housing supported by my single mother.

I will always be grateful for the opportunities that Pembrokeshire gave me, and I am passionate about seeing Pembrokeshire become an even better place to live and work.

I have a reputation for getting things done in our community, and for helping people of all backgrounds. I’ve worked hard to secure the Celtic Freeport which will bring new investment and jobs to the Haven Waterway, and to improve local Broadband which is so vital for businesses and households across our County.

My work to secure new Levelling Up money for Pembrokeshire, and to boost the number of police officers in our communities, is helping to bring new activity back into our towns. I also led the fight to protect the ex-MOD houses in Haverfordwest and have them transferred to Pembrokeshire County Council so they could offer more houses to local people. Fighting to protect local health services and Withybush Hospital from Welsh Labour Government cuts remains my top priority.

Our County face some big challenges that require local knowledge and real experience: better jobs for local people, improved transport connections, more good quality affordable housing and fair access to good health services.

It has been a huge honour to represent Preseli Pembrokeshire at Westminster over the last nineteen years. I look forward to continuing to put the needs of my community first, and to keep delivering on our priorities in the new seat of Mid & South Pembrokeshire.