Wales politics

New AM Delyth Jewell following death of Steffan Lewis

Senedd

Delyth Jewell has been confirmed as the Plaid Cymru assembly member for South Wales East after the death of Steffan Lewis.

Ms Jewell was the second on the Plaid Cymru party list for the region in the 2016 election. The assembly said she will take her oath in due course.

Mr Lewis died last week after suffering with terminal bowel cancer. He was 34.

The politician is survived by his wife, Shona, and their three-year-old son Celyn.

Ms Jewell has worked as a campaigner on women's rights and international development at the charity Action Aid.

A Plaid spokesman said: "No-one would wish to come to the assembly as a new member in such sad circumstances.

"We will give Delyth all the support we can as she arrives at this difficult time."

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