Labour shortlist announced in Cynon Valley

The shortlist of candidates seeking the Labour candidacy for Cynon Valley has been announced today.  Ann Clwyd, the sitting Labour MP for Cynon Valley who is seeking to reverse her decision to stand down at the next election, will have to see off a challenge from:

  • Katie Antipass (@KatieAntippas) –  Vice-President of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) Welsh Government Group and Vice-Chair of Cynon Valley CLP. She narrowly missed out on being elected to the Cardiff Council in 2012.
  • Sue Pickering – Councillor for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council representing the Ynysybwl ward. Case officer for Mick Antoniw, Welsh Assembly Member for Pontypridd.
  • Dr Aysha Raza (@DrAyshaRaza) – Councillor for Greenford Green, Ealing Borough Council and Research Associate (neuroscience) at University College London and science tutor, originally from Aberdare (according to the BBC).

Hustings and selection are due to take place in December.

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