A BUSINESS owner has been selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for the Vale of Clwyd.

Gavin Scott, who runs industrial printing firm Labelsprint in Rhyl, will represent the party at the next general election.

Mr Scott, 47, who is married with three children, said: "I see the economy, and encouraging and supporting businesses in our area, as paramount. I see Brexit has having the potential to weaken us further and to make life even harder here for people needing good stable employment.

"The Lib Dems are the only party standing up for those who don’t want to suffer the impact of Brexit."

The former Prestatyn High School pupil added: "I feel very honoured to be given the trust of my party and my local colleagues and excited at the opportunity this gives me to make a positive contribution to our beautiful area and great community.

"This my family's home. My business is based in Rhyl and I have been an employer here since 2005. I care deeply for this area and for this community and I came in to politics to bolster the representation we have in faraway places like Westminster, and even Cardiff.

"I’m not a career politician - I am someone moved to involvement because we are being left behind, to borrow a recent phrase."

The Vale of Clwyd Lib Democrats congratulated Mr Scott on becoming the approved candidate for the constituency.