Wales Election 2016

Plaid Cynon Valley candidate sorry for leaflet error

Cerith Griffiths' leaflet Image copyright Vikki Howells/Facebook

A Plaid Cymru candidate has apologised for a leaflet that wrongly claimed he was seeking re-election.

Cerith Griffiths is standing in Cynon Valley and has not served as an AM before.

But an election communication from him used the phrase "if you re-elect me as your assembly member".

In a statement on Facebook he said: "I am sincerely sorry that this happened. It was a genuine mistake."

Vikki Howells, the Labour candidate for the area, wrote on Facebook she was "shocked" to discover the leaflets.

But it is understood Labour will not be taking the matter further following the apology.

Mr Griffiths said he accepted full responsibility for the error.

Ms Howells was selected to run for Labour in the constituency after the former Labour AM Christine Chapman announced she was standing down.

Other candidates in Cynon Valley are:

  • Lyn Hudson, Welsh Conservatives
  • John Matthews, Wales Green Party
  • Michael Wallace, Welsh Liberal Democrats
  • Liz Wilks, UKIP Wales

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