Dyfed-Powys

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Statement of Persons Nominated

Christine Gwyther - Labour

Christopher Salmon - Conservative - Website

Christine Gwyther reached the Labour shortlist unopposed.

Christopher Salmon is the Conservative candidate, though Wales Online reported that former Welsh Conservatives leader Nick Bourne was considering standing. Other names mentioned include John Davies, the Independent leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, who considered running as a Conservative and then decided against it, though he was considering standing as an Independent. Former Plaid AM Helen Mary Jones decided against standing.

Former Conservative minister Rod Richards was considering standing as an independent, having left the Conservative Party said Michael Crick.

2 Responses to Dyfed-Powys

  1. John Rees says:

    Lembit Opik is in consideration for the Lib Dems along with Lord Alex Carlisle I understand, also the Labour nomination is a thing to behold – potentially a battle of the ex’s, with ex pembrokeshire am Tamsin Dunwoody (who failed to win Crewe and Nantwitch for Labour when Ms Dunwoody’s famed mother Gwyneth sadly passed on in 2008), versus ex Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire MP Nick Ainger. Bringing up the rear in this battle is ex Labour leader on Carmarthenshire Council Martin Morris, who resides in central Llanelli which as I’m sure you will appreciate is by far the most populated part of Dyfed Powys. An interesting note to those wishing to stand as non political or independent 2 names currently circulating: Mrs Delyth Humphryes who is currently chair of Dyfed Powys Police Authority and who by all accounts has been a very decent chair, I understand that Mrs Humfryes is the so called internal candidate favored by the police establishment. Also touted to stand as an independent candidate is County Councillor Stephen James currently representing Burry Port in the Llanelli area of Carmarthenshire on the county council ex mayor of Pembrey and Burry Port and Chair of the County Councils crime and disorder scrutiny committee, interestingly according to several blogs and websites the ambitious Mr James is deputy leader of the ruling independent group on Carmarthenshire and often touted as a replacement for much maligned Carmarthenshire council leader Meryl Gravell.

  2. Rod says:

    You can read on this website: http://jacobwilliams.com that John Davies has now revealed he won’t be standing as an independent candidate.

    See the article “Withdrawal of interest”

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