European elections are now less than two weeks away, and the Vale of Clwyd Liberal Democrats are optimistic that Alan Butt Philip will be elected Wales' first Lib Dem MEP on June 4th. Find our more about our lead candidate Alan Butt Philip on his website.
Alan Butt Philip is the Welsh Liberal Democrats' lead candidate for the European elections in June. He lives in Abergavenny and is a university lecturer specialising in European politics. Married to Christina, they have three grown-up children.
Alan has also been a special adviser to the UK and European Parliaments on issues such as European regional funding and the single European market. He speaks fluent French and some Welsh and German.
Alan has fought several Westminster and European elections as a Liberal or Liberal Democrat. At home, he is a keen musician, until recently singing in his local church choir. At work and in his community he has developed successfully international student exchanges and town twinning.
Alan believes strongly that the greater interdependence of the different states in Europe has helped improve the prosperity of Wales and has helped prevent any lapse into another European war.