Sadie Vidal

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Sadie Vidal was elected as a Conservative Councillor for Litchard Ward Bridgend, in May 2017. She was also the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in the constituency of Aberavon in the United Kingdom general election 2017. [1] [2]

Early life[edit]

Sadie was originally from Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, and is a Marketing Manager by profession.[3] According to Vidal she was inspired to get involved in politics when she was just 15, watching a politician speak at a local rally. She loved the idea of making real, effective change for my community and representing the voices of people who feel like they aren't heard.[4] Vidal graduated Swansea University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in History and Economics.

Political Career[edit]

Sadie Vidal Stood as a Welsh Conservative candidate for Swansea East In the 2016 Welsh Assembly election. She finished 4th with 8% of the vote[5]. In the 2017 UK Council Elections, Vidal stood as the Conservative Candidate for Litchard Ward Bridgend and was Elected with a total of 406 votes. In June 2017 she stood as the Conservative candidate in the constituency of Aberavon. She received 17.74% of the vote, finishing second behind Stephen Kinnock of the Labour Party.[6] During the campaign she was listed among a number of Conservative candidates accused of withdrawing from public debates.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sadie Vidal for Aberavon in the 2017 General Election". Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Sadie Vidal". 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  3. ^ Parry, Gemma (2017-05-15). "Who are the candidates standing in Aberavon?". walesonline. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  4. ^ Parry, Gemma (2017-05-15). "Who are the candidates standing in Aberavon?". walesonline. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Election results for Swansea East, 6 May 2016". 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Election results for where you live in Wales". ITV News. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  7. ^ Bartlett, Nicola (2017-06-06). "No Show Tory candidates are pulling out of hustings". mirror. Retrieved 2017-06-22.