Posted: Tue 23rd Jan 2018

Deeside 6 to host ‘Wales Live’ programme in run up to Alyn & Deeside election

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018

BBC One Wales is inviting members of the public to a broadcast of its popular political and current affairs programme ‘Wales Live’ which will be recorded live at the end of January.

Presenters Jason Mohammad and Bethan Rhys Roberts will host the programme from Deeside 6, the new £14m sixth form centre in Connah’s Quay just a week before the Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly by-election. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

All five candidates standing in the by-election on February 6 have been invited to the special broadcast, the BBC is also inviting an audience made up of local constituents to the by-election special. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Wales Live programme from Connah’s Quay will take place January 31. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesperson for the BBC said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We have invited all the candidates to the programme and would like an audience made up of local constituents with a broad range of views to come along too, the Wales Live programme will begin at 10.30pm until 11.15pm and would like people to arrive at 9pm, light refreshments will be available.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you would like to attend email; rhian.williams01@bbc.co.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Alyn and Deeside by-election will take place in the National Assembly for Wales constituency of Alyn and Deeside on Tuesday 6 February. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The by-election 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 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The seat is a safe seat for the Labour Party, having been held continuously by the party since the beginning of devolved government. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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