The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced Steven Rajam as their candidate for the Pontypridd constituency in next year’s Senedd election.
A resident of Pontyclun for more than a decade, Steven is a radio documentary-maker and music producer, and is a devoted Dad of one - his daughter attends a local primary school.
Steven is committed to bringing about real change and new opportunities for communities throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff. A proud supporter of his local high street, Steven’s especially passionate about helping to deliver more government assistance and funding for local businesses and shops across the constituency.
Born to mixed Sri Lankan and French heritage, Steven’s committed to internationalism - building links with people in Europe and beyond - and to forging a fairer society for everyone, whatever their gender, ethnicity, or social or economic background.
Away from politics, Steven is a fan of the Welsh rugby team and a sometimes long-suffering - supporter of Southampton FC, and enjoys live music and comedy.
Steven Rajam commented:
“I am delighted to be standing for the Liberal Democrats in Pontypridd. Now, more than ever, our country is crying out for effective voices in the Senedd to lead us confidently out of the current Covid pandemic and the disaster that is Brexit.
“There are many big challenges facing Wales. Our economy is stagnating and crying out for new ideas. People who work hard and contribute to society should have good, fulfilling and well-paid jobs. Businesses and entrepreneurs who innovate, invest and behave responsibly to their employees and to the environment should be supported. This is not what is happening today. Too many people can’t get on, and live secure, happy and fulfilling lives, and I want to do my best to change that.
You can follow Steven on social media using the handle @steven4pontywld