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Ceredigion: Former MP reselected in Wales’ tightest seat

22 Mar 2019 2 minute read
Mark Williams. Picture by the Lib Dems

Former Ceredigion MP Mark Williams has been reselected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat prospective candidate for the constituency at the next Westminster elections.

He won the seat in 2005 and held on to it for 12 years before losing to Ben Lake of Plaid Cymru in the 2017 General Election.

The seat was the last in Wales to declare due to a number of recounts. In the end, Plaid Cymru won the seat by just 104 votes.

Mark Williams said: “I am excited to have been selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ceredigion.

“I am hugely passionate about the county I call home and continuing to ensure the concerns of our farmers, business people, vulnerable and isolated individuals and communities are heard is more important than ever.”

Opinion polls have shown something of a resurgence for both the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru, with the latest YouGov poll showing Plaid Cymru on 14% (up from 10.4% at the last election) and the Liberal Democrats on 8% (up from 4.5%) with Plaid Cymru retaining Ceredigion.

At the Senedd the seat is held by Plaid Cymru’s Elin Jones.

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