Cllr Martyn Peters of Neath Port Talbot Council has joined the Welsh National Party stating that Wales needed “fresh new thinking to take it forward”.
Cllr Peters represents Dyffryn ward on NPT Council and is also a member of the Dyffryn Clydach Community Council.
The arrival of Cllr Peters to the WNP means the new party now already has representation on two local authorities, with a WNP Assembly Member also representing the South Wales Central region.
Welcome to the WNP Councillor Martyn Peters
Welcome to the WNP Councillor Martyn Peters, representing Dyffryn Clydach ward on Neath Port Talbot Council. The party keeps growing. https://www.wnp.wales/neath_port_talbot_councillor_joins_the_wnp
Croeso i Gynghorydd Y Blaid Genedlaethol, Martyn Peters, sy'n cynrychioli ward Dyffryn Clydach ar Gyngor Castell-nedd Port Talbot. Mae'r blaid yn parhau i dyfu. https://www.ybg.cymru/neath_port_talbot_councillor_joins_the_wnpPosted by Welsh National Party - Y Blaid Genedlaethol on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cllr Peter's said,
"This nation needs fresh new thinking to take it forward. That is why I am excited to be joining the Welsh National Party, who are committed to doing what’s right for Wales.
“I believe in individual sovereignty, enabling people to be independent and have power over their own lives. I believe in community sovereignty. Too many things are imposed on our communities. Nationally, I passionately want Wales to stand on its own two feet.
“I come from a really strong community with a proud history. People know each other, we look out for each other. And that community spirit is really being demonstrated now as we face the Coronavirus pandemic. I know we’ll get through this crisis together, and when we do, the WNP will be pushing for a better, united Wales.
Leader of the WNP, Neil McEvoy AM, said:
"As soon as I met Martyn we were on the same page. His local record is fantastic. Martyn is a community champion, with an electoral record which is second to none. How many councillors in Wales win 73% of the vote? We are all delighted to have attracted a local politician of such high calibre to the WNP."