Jobs main battleground in Assembly by-election

Menai Bridge
Menai Bridge Photo: PA

Anglesey's faltering economy has dominated campaigning by the main parties ahead of polling day on August the 1st's. Labour's Tal Michael has been championing his support for a new nuclear power station on the island, dubbed Wylfa B, claiming it will bring over 6000. Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth, while also supporting the site, claims more could be done within the turist industry to create jobs for young people.

Liberal Democrat Steve Churchman has been out and about with his party's pledge to provide £2000 for businesses to create placements for young people, while Conservative Neil Fairlamb conceded his party's poll standing nationally hasn't helped his bid to be the next AM, but, nevertheless was convinced cutting red tape would aid job creation.

Ukip and the Socialist Labour Party are also fielding candidates in the election to replace Ieuan Wyn Jones as the island's AM following his resignation to head up a new science park in Menai Bridge.