Alyn & Deeside by-election: Labour candidate Jack Sargeant declines offer to take part in BBC hustings event
Jack Sargeant, Welsh Labour’s candidate for the Alyn and Deeside by-election has declined the offer to take part in a BBC hustings event in Deeside next week.
“I want nothing to distract our local campaign from this priority, and it’s for this reason that I won’t be taking part in hustings,” he said.
“I believe the best way to do this is to spend my time getting out into the community and speaking to voters directly, rather than participating in choreographed events that all too often descend into the kind of partisan mudslinging that only serves to alienate voters.”
The Alyn and Deeside by-election takes place on Tuesday 6 February it follows the tragic 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.
Five candidates are standing in the election they are;
Conservative – Sarah Atherton; Plaid Cymru – Carrie Harper; Liberal Democrat – Donna Lalek; Green – Duncan Rees; Labour – Jack Sargeant
You can read the candidate profiles here: Deeside.com/Alyn-Deeside-election-candidates/
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