Stephen Doughty Kate Groucutt Jeremy Miles Nick Thomas-Symonds Karen Wilkie
Doughty and Wilkie as expected. Groucutt has already been mentioned. Nick Thomas-Symonds is a lawyer from Toarfen. He was shortlisted in Islwyn last time. www.nickthomassymonds.com/ Jeremy Miles stood in Beaconsfield in 2010. He's from Swansea. He was on Ipswich shortlist some months ago.
With the poor recent LibDem performance in the capital elections I predict a collapse in their vote in a seat which they dont do particularly well I go for:- Lab 56% Con 21% LibDem 6.5% Plaid 4% UKIP 8.5% Others 4%
All of the Cardiff City wards are now held by Labour & only 3 wards in Penarth in the Vale are Non Labour. 2 are held by the Conservatives & 1 by UKIP, there are no LibDems or Plaid wards in the Cardiff South & Penarth seat. We made big inroads here in the recent elections. It is likely that all local resources will be deployed here from surrounding safe seats to enable a big win.
Luke Nicholas. Luke was born in Cardiff in 1987 and grew up in Barry. He has worked as a Press Officer for Plaid Assembly Members and as Plaid's Campaigns Officer, but also in retail. Luke attended Barry Comprehensive School and Swansea University where he graduated in International Relations. In the 2008 local elections Luke was the youngest Plaid candidate in Wales. Luke was elected to the Cymru X executive in 2008. His political interests are trade unionism, Cuba solidarity, and studying national liberation movements. He is interested in Welsh history and his main political influences are Gwyn Alf Williams and Nelson Mandela. Outside of politics he likes music, having been in a number of bands and toured in Europe and North America, and also enjoys football and travel.