Dr Dan Boucher was a Welsh Conservative candidate on the South Wales West Conservative List in the 2016 Assembly elections. He also stood for the Welsh Conservatives in the 2014 European Elections and 2011 Assembly elections. His previous publications include The Big Society in a Small Country published in 2013 by the Institute of Welsh Affairs. Dan works in public affairs and is also the co-Director of the Wales Korea Connection. He is married to Emma. They live with their four year old son, Sam, in Morriston, Swansea.
Despite a history of co-operative economic development Wales is dragging its heels when using social enterprises to deliver public services. The government has described them as a 'least worst' option. Dan Boucher wonders why.