The Alyn and Deeside by-election, 2018 is a by-election that will take place in the National Assembly for Wales constituency of Alyn and Deeside on Tuesday 6 February 2018, following the death of incumbent Labour AM Carl Sargeant on 7 November 2017.
The election will be the fourth Assembly by-election to be held since its formation in 1999. The seat is a safe seat for the Labour Party, having been held continuously by the party since the beginning of devolved government. The corresponding seat in the UK Parliament has been held by Labour since its creation in 1983. As a result of the vacancy, the governing coalition of Labour, one Liberal Democrat and one Independent hold 30 of the seats in the Welsh Assembly, with the opposition holding 29.
New Alyn & Deeside AM Jack Sargeant wants a new kind of politics built on fairness, justice and kindness to one another.
Alyn & Deeside by-election – polls are open until 10pm – get out and vote!
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Plaid candidate supports Buckley Pay As You Feel shop
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Deeside 6 to host ‘Wales Live’ programme in run up to Alyn & Deeside election
Five candidates standing in next months Alyn and Deeside by-election
Last day for Alyn and Deeside by-election nominations to be submitted
Carwyn Jones pays tribute to Jack Sargeant following by-election nomination
Duncan Rees announces he will stand as prospective Green Party candidate in Alyn and Deeside by-election
Jack Sargeant chosen as Labour party as candidate for Alyn and Deeside by-election
Plaid Cymru announce Carrie Harper as choice to fight the Alyn & Deeside by-election
Alyn and Deeside Labour party members set to choose assembly by-election candidate
Welsh Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Alyn and Deeside by-election
Conservatives first to announce Alyn and Deeside by-election
Son of Carl Sargeant putting name forward as Labour candidate to contest Alyn and Deeside seat