My name is Alasdair Ibbotson, and I’m the Green Party candidate for Alyn and Deeside. I’ve lived in Penyffordd all my life, and went to school in Penymynydd and then Castell Alun High School. I’m currently a politics student, and at 20 years old, the youngest candidate on the ballot paper for local voters. My generation seems likely to be the first to be worse off than their parents according to the Deputy Chair of the Labour Party no less, and given the impending pensions crisis, the A&E crisis and rising foodbank usage it’s terrifying to think that we’re still going downhill. The decisions that the next MP for Alyn and Deeside makes will affect me for decades to come, so I desperately want them to be the right ones. I’m a passionate activist, and a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament‘s National Council.