Delyth Jewell selected as Plaid Cymru Assembly candidate for Caerphilly

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South Wales East AM Delyth Jewell has been selected to contest her home constituency of Caerphilly for Plaid Cymru for the upcoming 2021 Assembly election.

Caerphilly is likely to be a key battleground seat at the election where Plaid Cymru need a swing of 2.90% – or 1,575 votes – to unseat the Labour Party’s Hefin David.

The latest polls project Plaid Cymru will win Caerphilly – as well as Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff West and Llanelli – at a Welsh Assembly election.

Plaid Cymru said Delyth Jewell was given the unanimous support of the local constituency party during an event held last night at Caerphilly Rugby Club.

She is currently a regional Assembly Member for South Wales East, becoming an AM in February of this year after the Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis tragically died of bowel cancer the previous month.

Speaking following the result of the vote, Delyth Jewell said she was “delighted” at being given the full support of her fellow members in her home constituency of Caerphilly.

“I wish to thank all my supporters for the faith they’ve invested in me,” she said.

“I have every intention of winning the seat for Plaid Cymru for the first time ever in the Assembly election in two years’ time and to be a champion for local services and the people of Caerphilly in our national parliament.

“The people of Caerphilly are crying out for change following twenty years of weak Labour representation that has not delivered for the area. I am that change.

“I got into politics because I want to make a practical difference to people’s lives and it is an honour for me to have opportunity to do so in the area where I was brought up.”

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