Cllr Bernie Bowen-Thomson

Political Experience

  • Labour Party member since 1991
  • Longstanding active Labour Campaigner
  • Campaigned in General elections, Assembly elections and many Council elections across the City since I was a young person canvassing and leafleting in Trowbridge and St Mellons
  • Joined the Local Labour Councillor’s when doing their street surgeries listening to residents’ concerns and helping the Councillor’s identify and respond to the issues which are important to residents

Community

  • I Grew up in Trowbridge & St Mellons where my Dad, Bill, Bowen was your Labour Councillor for many years
  • A mum of three, married to a youth and community leader based in Trowbridge/St Mellons Ward
  • I have 20 years’ experience in community safety, social and criminal justice
  • I developed award winning vital services for people across Cardiff and Wales: protecting victims, reducing violence, supporting young people
  • Experienced at championing the needs of the most vulnerable in our society and affecting change at UK, Welsh and local level
  • Experienced at implementing laws, providing evidence to inform policy, thinking ahead, identifying how communities are affected
  • I am Co-Chief Exec of a Welsh Charity

Why I want to be a Councillor

I have always been very proud of the work my Dad, former Councillor Bill Bowen did. I have been working in the voluntary sector for many years and believe I have achieved a great deal and learned a number of skills along the way. I now would like to use that experience and those skills to try to improve the community which made me who I am. I would be extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of my Dad and help the community that helped me.