The Welsh Conservatives have selected their candidate for Cardiff North at the next assembly election.
Joel Williams currently represents the Pontprennau and Old St Mellons ward on Cardiff City Council.
At the age of 23, Joel is currently one of the youngest councillors in Wales, and his youth is something he plans to use to his advantage.
Cllr Williams said: “Setting up a business at the age of 16 has given me the opportunity to work with a number of individuals and local businesses throughout Cardiff North - my home - including young businessmen and women. I am ready to act on the concerns of businesses and residents in Cardiff North.
Development concerns will be another key issue for Joel. With the city growing faster than ever before, he believes it is absolutely vital that more time is taken to plan ahead, especially when it comes to making sure adequate infrastructure is put in place.
Crucially, with the Welsh Labour Government able to vary the level of income tax from April next year, Joel says he will be ready to hold ministers to account should taxes rise and take money out of the pockets of ordinary people.
He added: “It may seem like the election is a long way off, but as far as I am concerned, my campaign starts now. I can promise the people of Cardiff North that I won’t waste time before hitting the streets. I want to make sure they know there is a credible alternative to lazy Welsh Labour – that there is a way to change things for the better and that there is a strong voice who will stand up for them in the Assembly.
“I look forward to meeting as many people as possible, hearing about their concerns and ultimately, representing them in the Welsh Assembly”
The next Welsh Assembly election is due to take place on, or before, 6th May 2021.