The Welsh Conservatives' candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire at the next General Election will be Fay Jones.

Ms Jones, who manages a public affairs firm in Cardiff, said she was "over the moon" to have been chosen at a selection meeting held in Builth Wells on Wednesday, October 16.

“The people of Brecon and Radnorshire want the UK Conservative Government to deliver a positive Brexit - and I fully support that goal," said Ms Jones.

"We need to get Brexit done so we can move on to focus on the priorities that matter to local people.”

Having worked for both the National Farmers Union and Defra, Fay believes she has a comprehensive understanding of the agricultural industry.

She said: “I have worked closely with farmers on a day to day basis. I know how hard farming families work and the unique challenges they face, that’s why I would be an effective champion for them in Parliament.”

Male suicide in the farming community is a particular concern to Ms Jones, who says she would make sure the medical facilities and emotional support they need is in place.

Ms Jones, whose partner serves in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, says she would also be a champion for the Armed Forces.

“I would aim to work closely with the newly appointed Veterans Minister to ensure greater support given to returning servicemen and women. I would also continue to ensure that the British Army maintains a strong relationship with the Brecon Beacons and wider Powys if it presses ahead with plans to close its sites in the county.”

Speaking on environmental issues, she said she would act on clear signals from consumers that the use of plastic needs to be reduced.

“This is something I care deeply about, and if elected, I would campaign to bring retailers and processors together to help consumers reduce their consumption.”

In her spare time, Ms Jones enjoys running and cycling and describes herself as an "enormous and optimistic" Welsh rugby Fan.