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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Skates to fight again in Clwyd South

An Assembly Member will fight to retain his seat after being formally chosen as his party’s candidate for Clwyd South.

Ken Skates (pictured), who was elected in 2011 with 42.4% of the vote, was unanimously chosen by the Clwyd South Labour Party. 

Chairman Ray Prescott said: “Ken’s been a brilliant AM for the past four years and has earned an excellent reputation for getting things done. As a constituency Labour Party we are delighted to select him as our candidate for May’s Assembly election and hope he emulates our MP Susan Elan Jones’ convincing victory earlier this year.”

Mr Prescott added: “As well as being instrumental in the successful campaign to save Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Ken has helped get funding for new health facilities in Chirk and Llangollen and is now campaigning for one in Cefn Mawr.

“He persuaded the Welsh Government to help families in Coedpoeth who were facing huge bills because of land contamination, and he was behind the new foodbank to help people hit hardest by Tory cuts in Penycae and Rhos.

“He campaigns hard, he works incredibly hard and he has our full support.”

Mr Skates said: “It’s been an honour to represent Clwyd South since 2011 and I’m thrilled to be chosen by local Labour members to be their candidate once again.

“I will continue to work as hard as I can to continue delivering for Clwyd South as Welsh Labour stands up for people suffering because of the Tory Government at Westminster.”

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