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Labour MP Clwyd 'proud' to have been elected

The Labour MP Ann Clwyd, who has represented the constituency of Cynon Valley since 1984, says she is "proud" to have been elected, after announcing that she will stand down at the next general election.

I am particularly proud to have been elected in the constituency of Keir Hardie and the first woman to be elected in an industrial seat in Wales.

The miners who always gave me their backing I hope would not be disappointed.

I will continue to speak out on domestic and international affairs,especially on human rights.

– Ann Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley

Labour MP Ann Clwyd to stand down at next election

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The MP for Cynon Valley is to stand down Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The Labour MP Ann Clwyd is to stand down at the general election.

Ms Clwyd, 76, has represented the South Wales constituency of Cynon Valley since 1984.

She has been a long-standing campaigner for human rights and more recently on standards in the NHS following the death in hospital of her husband, Owen Roberts.

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Speculation whether Ann Clwyd MP will stand again at the next general election

by Adrian Masters

There’s speculation about whether Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd will stand again at the next election after a local party vote was halted.

I've been sent an email by the local party’s Secretary to all members telling them ‘the trigger ballot has been suspended.'

This is the mechanism by which the local party decides whether or not simply to re-select the sitting MP.

In his email, the Cynon Valley secretary says ‘A statement will clarify the situation on Monday and I would be grateful if you are willing to wait for this statement to explain the situation.'

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