On the 8th October, Aberystwyth University Conservative Association (AUCA) hosted Welsh Conservative South Wales West MS Suzy Davies who is the Shadow Minister for Education & Welsh Language. In their virtual meeting, newly elected student liaison for Ceredigion Conservatives Sam Hall lead an informal chat with Suzy about a variety of issues currently affecting students as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This included refunds, the future of the higher education sector, and its key role in many local economies such as Aberystwyth.
Sam, who is also Events Secretary for AUCU, commented that ‘The Welsh Conservatives are the only party in the Senedd currently standing up for students in Wales who are being unfairly blamed for localized outbreaks whilst being charged extortionate rates for online teaching. Conservatives across Ceredigion will stand up for students in a county with two higher education institutions as well as students in post-16 education- who can now vote in May’s Senedd elections. They are taken for granted by Labour who have failed to stop the brain drain out of the Mid-Wales area.
Aberystwyth University Conservative Association has this year previously hosted former Aberystwyth University student Mike Wood MP, who represents Dudley South in Westminster. Ewan Lawry, a PhD student and former AUCA President said that ‘We are looking forward to welcoming more prominent Conservative politicians (albeit virtually!) as the year progresses!’
Remember- vote Welsh Conservative three times next May!