Cynon Valley Labour candidate quits

Credit: Labour Party

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