Colleagues' concerns for 'seriously ill' AM Keith Davies

Keith Davies was elected last year, at the age of 70 Credit: ITV News Wales

The Assembly Member for Llanelli, Keith Davies, remains seriously ill in hospital. His colleagues in Welsh politics have been offering their 'best wishes' and hopes for a 'speedy recovery.'

Welsh Labour officials confirmed Mr Davies was rushed to accident and emergency late on Wednesday night, having attended a function organised by a public affairs group earlier in the evening.

On Wednesday night Keith Davies was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. He is currently undergoing tests at the neurosurgical unit. Everyone in Welsh Labour wishes him a speedy recovery.

Mr Davies was elected to the assembly for the first time last year, at the age of 70. He beat Helen Mary Jones by just 80 votes, to take Llanelli from Plaid Cymru in one of Labour's key election triumphs.

He began his career as a teacher, and subsequently became Director of Education at Carmarthenshire County Council. He is married, to Heddyr, and has two children.

Several of Mr Davies' assembly colleagues, as well as Welsh Labour MEP Derek Vaughan, have taken to Twitter to send their best wishes.