Jones MP bid 'turn-up for the books'
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Election bid by ex-Plaid leader 'turn-up for the books'

Former Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones is seeking to return to Westminster as the MP for Ynys Mon.

He represented the island in the Commons from 1987 to 2001, and in the Welsh Assembly from 1999 to 2013.

Mr Jones - a former deputy first minister of Wales - is one of five contenders for Plaid Cymru's nomination for the seat at the election in June.

Labour's sitting MP Albert Owen is defending a majority of 229. The Tories held the seat from 1979 to 1987.

Prof Roger Scully, a political expert from Cardiff University, said Mr Jones's election bid came as a surprise.

  • 24 Apr 2017
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