Association Chairman, Tony Partridge, said: “We are delighted that Simon Baynes has been selected as our candidate for next year’s Assembly elections here in Clwyd South.
* Simon Baynes with the Prime Minister.
"We will be fighting a vigorous and positive campaign on local issues and our national policies for increased health spending, better education and a freeze in Council Tax for the people of Wales.”
Simon Baynes lives in the area and works as a writer, local councillor and administrator of the charity that he founded called Concertina – Music for the Elderly which makes grants to charities that provide musical entertainment for the elderly community in need - www.concertinamusic.ork.uk
He grew up at Lake Vyrnwy, where his father ran the hotel.
At the last Assembly elections he achieved a swing of 7% to the Welsh Conservatives in Dwyfor Meirionnydd and he has been an active, campaigning county councillor and town councillor for many years.
Cllr Paul Rogers, former candidate for Clwyd South and deputy chairman of the Clwyd South Conservative Association, said: “I have known Simon for many years – he really cares about the local community and will campaign on local issues such as the threat to maternity services at Wrexham Maelor, working with Andrew Atkinson in Wrexham.
"We are all looking forward to working with Simon and winning the Clwyd South Assembly seat for the Welsh Conservatives so we get a better deal for the people of Clwyd South.”