Sam Coates, candidate for University Parks
Sam Coates works for a local charity supporting students to campaign on global justice issues. Sam has campaigned for action against mould and damp in rented houses, and against the trebbling of tuition fees.
Having been recently unemployed himself, he is passionate about defending services for vulnerable people and public services generally. If elected he wants to help take action on homelessness and do more to support a welcoming, international city. He also supports a living wage for County Council staff.
He studied History and Politics at Cardiff University, where he was the drummer for popular local band My Pet Monster. Sam enjoys music and is a real ale enthusiast.