Wales politics

Ynys Mon by-election: Lib Dems pick Steve Churchman for assembly poll

Steve Churchman
Image caption Steve Churchman, 50, is a Gwynedd councillor

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate for the Ynys Mon Welsh assembly by-election.

Steve Churchman, 50, who is a councillor in Gwynedd, was elected after a ballot of local party members on Sunday.

The poll on 1 August is the first by-election to be held for an assembly seat for seven years.

It was prompted by the former Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones's decision to stand down.

Labour selected the former North Wales police authority chief executive Tal Michael as its candidate earlier this weekend.

Plaid Cymru chose the former BBC Wales presenter Rhun ap Iorwerth to fight the seat, after Mr Jones decided to resign as AM to lead the new Menai Science Park.

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