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Griffith: Corbyn win can 'galvanise' Welsh election

Welsh Labour members meeting at the start of the party's conference in Brighton Credit: ITV News, Adrian Masters

The new Shadow Welsh Secretary says the party can turn enthusiasm generated by the election of its new leader into votes in next May's Welsh Election. Nia Griffith was addressing Welsh delegates at the start of Labour's conference in Brighton. She told our Political Editor Adrian Masters why Jeremy Corbyn's election is good news for Labour in Wales.


Cynon Valley Labour candidate quits

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The Labour candidate due to contest one of the party's safest seats in next year's Assembly election has announced that he's quitting "for personal reasons". Local councillor Rhys Lewis had been picked to fight Cynon Valley after Christine Chapman announced that she was standing down as the constituency's AM.

I remain a loyal member of the Cynon Valley Constituency Labour Party and I will stand resolutely behind whoever is chosen as the Cynon Valley Labour Party National Assembly Candidate. I will offer them my full support and assist them in any way that I can.

– Cllr Rhys Lewis


Rhondda AM calls for clarity over pension fund

Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews has called for clarity as it is revealed an Assembly Members' pension scheme is investing around £90,000 in Burberry.

The company made staff redundant from its factory in Treorchy back in 2007 and saw a strong campaign from a number of AMs to keep the work in Wales.

Mr Andrews, who led the political campaign against the closure of the factory, said: "I have discussed this with the GMB Union, which represented the bulk of the Burberry workers, and I have written to the Pension Fund Trustees asking for clarification.

"My constituents who worked at the factory will rightly want answers."

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