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