John Paul Jenkins
(born 20 January 1981) is a local politician in Wales
, in the United Kingdom
. He is a county councillor
for the Elli ward
, and a town councillor
for the same ward on Llanelli
Town Council. He stood for election as a candidate of the Conservative Party
for both authorities.
Jenkins was elected at the local elections
on 10 June 2004. As of 2006, he is the youngest elected representative in Carmarthenshire.
Before becoming a councillor, Jenkins was chosen by the Conservative Party in 2002 to be its candidate for the Llanelli
constituency at the 2003 election
to the National Assembly for Wales
. However, in March 2003, just two months before polling day, Jenkins was reported to have made homophobic
remarks on an internet forum
. The story was first reported in the Western Mail
and subsequently on the BBC Wales
Jenkins withdrew his candidacy although he claimed that his remarks had been taken out of context and that, "a lot of selective editing was carried out somewhere between my actual comments being made and the reporting of my remarks in the Western Mail
and subsequently the BBC."
Later in 2003, Jenkins started his campaign for election to Carmarthenshire County Council. Running with the slogan "Standing up for Llanelli" Jenkins won election to Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Town Council in 2004.
As of 2006, he serves on Carmarthenshire County Council's Planning Committee and Social... Read More