Wales politics

Eleven candidates for the Newport West by-election

Newport Transporter Bridge Image copyright Chris Allen/Geograph
Image caption The Newport Transporter Bridge straddles the Newport West and Newport East constituencies

Eleven candidates are to fight the Newport West parliamentary by-election on 4 April, it has been announced.

Ruth Jones is fighting to keep the seat for Labour, and will face Matthew Evans from the Conservatives and Jonathan Clark of Plaid Cymru.

Neil Hamilton is standing for UKIP, as is Ryan Jones for the Lib Dems.

The Greens, the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party, Renew, the SDP, For Britain, and the Democrats and Veterans party are also taking part in the poll.

The by-election was triggered by the death of Paul Flynn, who had been the local Labour MP since 1987.

Newport City Council announced the list of candidates on Friday.

Newport West - the candidates

  • Labour - Ruth Jones
  • Conservatives - Matthew Evans
  • Plaid Cymru - Jonathan T Clark
  • UKIP - Neil Hamilton
  • Liberal Democrats - Ryan Jones
  • Green Party - Amelia Womack
  • Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party - Richard Suchorzewski
  • Renew - June Davies
  • SDP - Ian McLean
  • For Britain - Hugh Nicklin
  • Democrats and Veterans - Phillip Taylor

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