Wales politics

General election: All Welsh MPs to defend their seats

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All of the current MPs in Wales will defend their seats in the snap general election, it has emerged.

Wales has 40 MPs - 25 from Labour, 11 Welsh Conservative, three Plaid Cymru and one Welsh Liberal Democrat.

None of them are expected to stand aside ahead of the early general election.

MPs overwhelmingly voted to trigger an early election on Wednesday. The poll will take place on 8 June.

Parliament is set to be dissolved on 3 May, at which point the 40 MPs will become candidates.

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