LABOUR has chosen its candidate to fight the next General Election for the Preseli Pembrokeshire seat.

Members of Preseli Pembrokeshire Labour Party voted to select Philippa Thompson as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate at what they described as a very well attended hustings in Victoria Hall, Roch on Sunday July 8.

Mrs Thompson stood at last year’s General Election coming a close second against Conservative MP, Stephen Crabb, turning the constituency back into a key marginal seat.

Mr Crabb held a 4,969 majority going into the 2017 election but survived by just 314 votes.

Mrs Thompson said: “I am delighted to have been selected to fight this seat again for Labour by winning the trust of local party members and although the next General Election may well be a few years away, given the current turmoil in the Conservative Party it could be at any moment.

"I’m ready to get out and about across our county again to explain to people why a vote for me would mean better choices than the Tories’ failed political choice of austerity which has hit hardest those who can afford it the least.

"Families struggling on minimum wage jobs with zero-hours contracts, people forced to rely on foodbanks because of the disastrous roll-out of Universal Credit which can’t be right in 2018, especially as the UK is ranked as one of the world’s richest countries.

"I am determined to do something about it.”

Marc Tierney has been selected by Labour to fight the South Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West constituency.