Duncan Rees, Clwyd South


 Duncan Rees, Green Party Candidate for Clwyd South

 

Duncan was born and brought up in Cardiff, studied at Liverpool University, lived 20 years in London, moving to North Wales in 1995 – where he has since lived in the village of Brynteg outside Wrexham.

Duncan has worked for organisations in the campaigning and charity field, including CND and Oxfam.

For 21 years to 2014 he worked as a membership and community officer for the Co-operative group – latterly in north Wales.

He is an advocate of a fair deal for producers – overseas, and in Wales and chaired the Wales Fairtrade organisation during its successful campaign to make Wales the world’s first Fairtrade Nation in 2008.

Married with two grown up children, Duncan takes an active interest in local issues, and is particularly interested in environmental matters, supporting local community and co-operative development, and promoting better public transport and improved routes for both cyclists and pedestrians.

He is currently Chair of the Wrexham Fairtrade Coalition, and has been a volunteer on the Llangollen Railway for more than 10 years.

Duncan adds: “I believe there is growing support for key Green Party messages on issues like climate change, supporting the NHS, opposition to nuclear weapons and increasing the minimum wage.”