General election 2024: The candidates standing in Mid and South Pembrokeshire

The Pembrokeshire Mid and South constituency will combine large parts of two existing Conservative constituencies. The boundaries of all but one Welsh seat have changed ahead of the 2024 election, only Ynys Mon (the island of Anglesey) remains untouched, all others have seen changes which could impact the results on election night. You can read the background to the changes here.

Instead of 40 constituencies, there are now 32 in Wales and the idea behind it is to make all Westminster constituencies the same size. Using figures from electoral calculus, we can see how this constituency is changing and it shows it will include 69.9% of Preseli Pembrokeshire and 59.3% of Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South.

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Where does the constituency cover?

It includes Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Tenby and wards Amroth, Lampeter Velfrey, Letterston, St David's and Hundleton.

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What happened in the general election in 2019

Who is standing?

  • Hanna Andersen (Women's Equality Party)

  • Alistair Ronald Cameron (Lib Dem)

  • Stephen Crabb (Conservatives)

  • Stuart James Marchant (Reform UK)

  • James Purchase (Green Party)

  • Vusi Siphika (Independent)

  • Henry Tufnell (Labour)

The candidates

Hanna Andersen (Women's Equality Party)

Hanna Andersen, Women's Equality Party candidate for Mid and South Pembrokeshire
Hanna Andersen, Women's Equality Party candidate for Mid and South Pembrokeshire

Hanna Andersen, 36, is Co-Leader of the Women’s Equality Party in Wales and has led campaigns on abortion access in Wales, ending sexual harassment in schools, and misogyny and racism in policing. Hanna grew up in Wrexham and has lived and worked in many places across Wales.

She started her career on the counter in a high street bank and spent 13 years working in a variety of branches and departments. Since 2019 she has worked as a freelance writer and speaker, alongside going to university as a mature student. Hanna loves walking and spent last summer traversing the border along Offa’s Dyke. She also loves to swim and spend time on the coast.

Name a policy you want to see become law if elected as an MP

Tackling increasing poverty and widening inequality will take more than one policy. We need big, bold ideas like universal free childcare and a national social care system which is free at the point of use to help us get out of the mess we are in. Investing in care and ending poverty could transform our economy by creating wealth and jobs, and build us a better future. For every £1 invested in social care, £1.75 of benefits are delivered to the wider economy.

What's the biggest issue facing Wales and what will you do to fix it?

Over the last 14 years the Conservatives have left our NHS underfunded in Wales, cut gaping holes in our services and driven policies that mean a third of children are now growing up in poverty. We’re facing crises on all fronts in Wales, from the changing climate to broken services to escalating violence against women and girls. We’re more unhappy, more unwell, less equal and more divided than ever. Creating change here in Wales will require proper investment from Westminster and means structuring our economy so it delivers us health and happiness, as well as wealth.

Who has been the best British Prime Minister and why?

I find it difficult to choose a PM from a small, undiverse pool of mostly men. There have been, and remain, huge barriers to political participation for women and all marginalised people. The best British Prime Minister could have been someone who never made it to Westminster, or someone who will in the future.