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  • Writer's pictureFranck Banza

Why I'm Taking the Leap into Politics: A Personal Journey

In the midst of everyday life, it's often those very moments of connection, the exchanges with people from all walks of life, that can ignite the spark of change within us. For me, that's precisely what led me to step into the vibrant world of politics and to stand as a candidate for the Gower constituency.

A Love for Swansea and Its Potential

Living in Swansea, I've come to appreciate this city not just as a place to reside but as a community with boundless potential. It's a place where the rich tapestry of history and culture is interwoven with the warmth of its people. From the stunning coastline to the vibrant urban scene, Swansea has the ingredients to be one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family.

Listening and Empathy

Yet, my journey into politics wasn't a premeditated path. It began with listening. Listening to the stories and concerns of individuals, families, and communities. Hearing about the daily struggles, the aspirations, and the dreams of my fellow residents. It was in these conversations that I realised the power of empathy, of understanding that the issues affecting our communities aren't abstract but profoundly personal.

The Call to Act

These conversations are a call to action, a call to take those shared concerns and work collaboratively to find solutions that uplift us all. It's a responsibility that I take to heart.

A Background in Business, Social Enterprise, Charity and Empathy for Youth

Having embarked on my entrepreneurial journey immediately after graduating, I'm no stranger to the hurdles young people face when striving to enter the workforce. I've experienced firsthand the challenges of nurturing a fledgling business. These experiences have forged my commitment to champion policies that bolster the prospects of our youth, support aspiring entrepreneurs, nurture small businesses, and empower our farming communities.

Joining the Liberal Democrats

So, why the Liberal Democrats? Because I believe in a politics that's rooted in compassion and driven by a commitment to justice. The Liberal Democrats share this vision, advocating for a fairer society, environmental responsibility, and empowering individuals to flourish.

The Road Ahead

As I take this step into politics, my journey is guided by the belief that every voice matters, that collective action can bring about meaningful change, and that together we can shape a brighter future for Gower and Swansea. This is not merely my journey, but our journey, and I'm excited to embark on it with you.

In Swansea, I've found not just a place to live but a community to be a part of. Together, we can elevate Swansea and Gower to their fullest potential, creating a thriving, inclusive, and prosperous future for all.

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