THE Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the parliamentary seats for Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan in the event of a General Election.

Anti-Brexit campaigner Dan Schmeising is the candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth. A Cardiff University graduate, Mr Schmeising lives in Cardiff and is chair of the UK Young Liberals.

Mr Schmeising said: “For me, stopping Brexit is personal. Every day I take medication for epilepsy, which is vital for controlling my seizures. But a no-deal Brexit puts supplies of that medicine, and my health, at risk. Boris Johnson is playing games with my life and those of people up and down the country.

“Keeping on going as we are is not an option. It’s time Cardiff South and Penarth had a fresh start.”

The party also chose local business owner and anti-Brexit campaigner Sally Stephenson as their candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Ms Stephenson, who lives in Cowbridge, was chosen at a meeting of local Liberal Democrat members on Saturday.

She said: “Like many people I am fed up with the mess this country is in. From the Climate Crisis to Brexit, a generation of politicians have failed us.

“I was forced to close one of my shops in Cowbridge and make three members of staff redundant because suppliers put up their costs due to Brexit.

“I’m not willing to stand by while this Government damages businesses, public services and my children’s futures.

“The Liberal Democrats are going from strength to strength, from the best ever European Election results, to achieving our highest ever membership. I’m ready to fight and win.”

In May’s European Elections the Liberal Democrats finished in second place in the Vale of Glamorgan, beating the Conservatives, Labour and Plaid Cymru.

Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds MP said: “Dan will be a strong voice for Cardiff South and Penarth residents looking to reject the tired old politics of Labour and the Conservatives, and Sally is a real community champion and a committed campaigner.”