LABOUR AM for the Vale of Clwyd Ann Jones has been unaninmously chosen to stand for re-election.
The AM was chosen by the consituency labour party as their candidate in the 2016 Assembly Elections, after she was first elected to the seat in 1999.
Ms Jones said: “I am honoured and humbled to have been re-selected by my local party to fight once again for the Vale of Clwyd at the next Assembly election.
“Locally, the Welsh Labour Government have delivered on a brand new emergency quadrant at Glan Clwyd hospital; a new build for Rhyl High School and quality refurbishments to other local schools; a multi-million pound housing scheme - regenerating Rhyl’s West End; a youth hub in Denbigh and securing the former Hotpoint site at Bodelwyddan to create additional jobs.
“I am pleased with what has been achieved and I know there is more to do.”
Ms Jones, who was born and brought up in Rhyl, where she still lives, was re-eleceted to her seat in 2003, 2007 and 2011, and has been Chair of the Assembly’s Labour Group since 2011.
She has also chaired several cross-party committees, most recently the Children, Young People and Education Committee.
Ms Jones said her relationship with MP Chris Ruane has been key to the area’s successes.
She added: “Our ability as local MP and AM to speak up and out for our residents both in Westminster and in Cardiff has meant we have been able to secure these investments for our area.
“I will continue to be that strong voice, standing up for all the people of the Vale of Clwyd as I have had the privilege to do since 1999.”