Labour MP quits Commons to run for seat in Cardiff Bay

Huw Irranca-Davies.

Huw Irranca-Davies.

This is a smart move – a politician with huge public support stepping down from his Westminster seat to seek election to the Welsh Assembly.

Ogmore will go to Labour in the by-election triggered by Huw Irranca-Davies’s resignation – he had a majority of 13,000 last May.

And his personal popularity should secure the Assembly seat in an election that some are saying is on a tightrope.

Labour Ogmore MP Huw Irranca-Davies has officially stepped down from the House of Commons, to stand to represent the constituency in the Welsh Assembly.

Mr Irranca-Davies, a former minister, was appointed to the Manor of Northstead, the traditional process by which MPs are able to quit their seats.

A by-election is expected to be held on 5 May, the same day as the assembly election.

Labour’s majority in Ogmore was over 13,000 at the 2015 general election.

Mr Irranca-Davies entered Parliament in a by-election in 2002, following the death of Sir Ray Powell, and revealed he intended to stand down in October.

He served as a minister in the Wales Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2007 and 2010 and was also a member of Ed Miliband’s shadow team from 2010-15.

Source: Labour MP quits Commons to run for seat in Cardiff Bay – BBC News

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2 thoughts on “Labour MP quits Commons to run for seat in Cardiff Bay

  1. Neilth

    He’s a good MP and will make a good AM.

    I believe Chris Elmore has already been selected to stand in the by-election. He stood last May in the Vale of Glamorgan but lost out to that poison dwarf Cairns.
    He’s a prominent County Councillor in the Vale atm and cabinet member for Education I believe. I don’t know where he would be on the new alleged list of MP Corbyn in/out though.

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