Paul BRIGHTON, Liberal Democrat
PAUL Brighton is an Exeter University history graduate and a long-term resident of Flintshire with his wife, Sally.
A teacher by profession, he was formerly head of history at Holywell High School and head of sixth form at Hawarden High School.
He currently tutors local history courses at Coleg Harlech.
He will be campaigning on the economy and taxation, education and services for children and young people, and a greener, more sustainable economy.
He said: "We have a distinctive position that provides a real and constructive alternative.
"We believe passionately in a fairer, safer and greener Wales which can be a source of pride for all citizens."
Will GALLAGHER, Conservative
Will was born at the Countess of Cheshire Hospital back in 1981, and has lived in Flintshire since he was 5. His family have had the garage in Sandycroft for nearly 50 years, and for the past six years Will has been working in the business.
Having gone to school locally, Will went to university in Cambridge. Going to college was a real eye-opener for Will. Over one summer he won a scholarship to study the death penalty in Texas and Washington DC, the next summer he spent in London editing a magazine to re-engage young people with the community - as well as volunteering at a homeless shelter - and finally he spent a summer working in his family’s business, which is when he caught the bug to come home to work in Flintshire permanently.
Between these experiences, he studied law and politics, and was elected president of the union - the largest student society in the university.
Will now lives at home in Sandycroft, just a couple of minutes walk from work. As a senior manager in the business, Will knows only too well the problems faced by local businesses in the current economic climate.
He spends most of his time managing the team of 60 people and keeping control of the finances.
"'It can be tough," he said Will. "Because a business is much more than numbers on a page - it’s the people you work with day in, day out. You can’t lose sight of that."
Will plays an active part in his local community. He is a governor at Ewloe Green School, and trustee for Stick n Step, a day centre for disabled children across North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire.
In 2007, he stood to be a councillor in Penyffordd, and as well as delivering leaflets, Will made cleaning graffiti from local bus stops a key part of his campaign. He has also been the Welsh Assembly candidate for the Conservatives in this area.
Outside work and politics, Will doesn’t go to the gym anywhere near as often as he should! He does enjoy walking in the fields near his home, and is occasionally caught trying to follow a Jamie Oliver recipe!
James HOWSON, UKIP
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Maurice JONES, Plaid Cymru
Maurice Jones was born in Wrexham and is a former steelworker and lifelong trades unionist.
Maurice is a well-known community campaigner, one of the founders of Wales Against Stock Transfer, a group that campaigned to stop the privatisation of council housing.
Mark TAMI, Labour
Mark was elected to Parliament in June 2001 with 52% of the vote. He subsequently held Alyn and Deeside at the 2005 General Election, when an unprecedented number of candidates stood for the seat.
In total there were eight hopefuls, with Mark taking just under 49% of the vote.
Before entering Westminster Mark was Head of Policy at the Amalgamated Electrical Engineers Union, where he worked closely with union officials in securing additional work for the Broughton Airbus plant.
Born on October 3, 1962, Mark was educated at Enfield Grammar School and is a history graduate of the University of Wales, Swansea.
Mark is married to Sally and has two children, Max and Oscar. The family live in the village of Llanfynydd, where Mark’s boys attend the local school.
In Parliament Mark has championed the need for enhanced animal rights and was a leading advocate of a total ban on hunting with hounds. He has also led a series of campaigns for crucial investment at Airbus and for the retention of Dara Sealand.
Among his interests outside Parliament are football, antiques, cricket, fishing and shooting. He is a member of the Labour Party’s First Past the Post campaign, which opposes proportional representation, and is a strong supporter of compulsory voting.
He is a former member of the TUC General Council and an active member of the Fabian Society.
John WALKER, British National Party
John Walker is married with two teenage daughters. He is a former civil servant of 25 years at RAF Sealand, and also served for 14 years in the Territorial Army in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.
He is currently employed as a press spokesman for the British National Party and as a parliamentary assistant to Nick Griffin MEP.
He is an elected community councillor for Mancot on Hawarden Community Council.
He said: "I am standing in the general election to give the people of Alyn and Deeside an alternative vote to the failed old gang parties of Labour and Tory, and the false flag Nationalists in Plaid.
"I stand for common sense and social justice which puts the British people first every time. Stop mass immigration destroying our country, and bring our troops home from foreign wars that are not in the national interest."
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