Former BBC journalist to run for Clwyd West seat


Dean Jones

A FORMER BBC journalist will run for the Clwyd West seat at next year’s General Election.

Marc Jones, who worked as a producer on the Week In Week Out current-affairs series, has been selected by Plaid Cymru to challenge current Clwyd West MP, Conservative David Jones.

Mr Jones, a father of two, said: “The next election is a chance for people to have their say about the way Wales is run and for whose benefit.

“That’s why we need a stronger voice for Clwyd West, to ensure we have decent housing that first-time buyers can afford; better-paid work and services.

“Communities in this constituency are facing real challenges and I will do my utmost to help with regenerating and reviving places like Colwyn Bay and Abergele.”

In addition to his work at the BBC, Mr Jones has also spent time working for newspapers in the region as a sub-editor, and also edits weekly Welsh language magazine Golwg.

Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM, said: “Marc has a wealth of campaigning experience that will be invaluable as Plaid Cymru challenges for a seat in Westminster next year.”

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