Elmore selected as Labour candidate in Ogmore by-election

Chris Elmore has won the nomination for the Ogmore Parliamentary by-election, following a selection by Labour members.

Elmore will be contesting for the Ogmore parliamentary seat.

A Councillor for the last eight years, the 32-year-old currently serves as Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan Council. He also leads the education consortium that delivers school improvement across the Bridgend and RCT Council areas.

His selection comes following the retirement of previous MP Huw Irranca Davies, who's stepping down to stand at the Welsh Assembly elections.

Elmore will now look to defend Labour's 13,000 majority at the by-election, which will likely take place on the same day as the Assembly elections on 5th May.

I am delighted to have the support of Welsh Labour members in Ogmore for the by-election. Huw Irranca-Davies has been a real champion for local people in Parliament over the last 14 years and he leaves some big shoes to fill. As a committed campaigner I intend to hit the ground running and will be out in communities across Ogmore putting forward Labour’s message over the coming months. I will be proud to do so alongside our Assembly candidate Huw Irranca-Davies to ensure that Ogmore returns both a Labour MP and AM and a Welsh Labour Government in May.

– Chris Elmore