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Jack Sargeant named as Labour's candidate for Alyn and Deeside seat

Labour has selected Jack Sargeant as the party's Assembly candidate in Alyn and Deeside.

He'll fight the by-election caused by the death of his father Carl Sargeant.

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He was named at a hustings event in Connah's Quay Civic Hall for the Alyn and Deeside seat.

I am humbled and honoured to have been selected as Labour’s candidate to contest the Alyn & Deeside by-election on Tuesday, 6 February. I would like to thank local Labour Party members for the faith they have placed in me.

I will be standing on a platform of being a powerful voice for local people - in the proud tradition of my father. I will also be seeking justice for him - getting to the truth about the chain of events that led to his premature death.

From tomorrow I will be out and about on the campaign trail right across the constituency - listening to local concerns about the economy, health and education. If elected, I promise to champion North Wales interests on all these issues.

Whilst friends from the wider Labour family across Britain will be welcome to visit and campaign alongside us to secure victory, I want to emphasise - this will be a locally run campaign.

I take nothing for granted in this by-election. But I believe my Labour values and my commitment to work tirelessly to ensure those values deliver for local people can win through on 6 February.

– Jack Sargeant, Labour’s candidate for Alyn & Deeside

Three candidates have now been picked but nominations don't close until next Wednesday for the by-election on February, 6.

They are: For the Conservative party - Sarah Atherton

For the Liberal Democrat party - Donna Lalek