Labour team in town to support Penarth by-election candidate
12:10pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
THE Wales Shadow ministerial team was in Penarth recently to support Cardiff South and Penarth parliamentary by-election candidate Stephen Doughty.
The Labour candidate is standing for the seat which will be vacated by Alun Michael, who will run for election as South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner in November.
And he was joined by Shadow Secretary of State, Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, and Shadow Minister Nia Griffiths MP, for some door knocking and canvassing in the constituency on Thursday (September 13).
The 32-year-old was also joined by Cardiff South and Penarth AM Vaughan Gething, and Cardiff West AM Mark Drakeford, plus former local AM Lorraine Barrett.
Mr Doughty, who was brought up in Llantwit Major and now lives in Splott, said: "My nan lived in Penarth and I spent a lot of weekends here in my youth, playing on the beach and the pier."
The Cardiff South and Penarth seat is likely to be contested in November, but a date is yet to be announced.