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LABOUR FACES LEGAL THREAT FROM REJECTED WELSH ASSEMBLY APPLICANTS

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Several leading candidates for the Welsh assembly have been rejected by the Labour party at the first stage of the ...
Several leading candidates for the Welsh assembly have been rejected by the Labour party at the first stage of the selection procedure, and some are considering legal action, reports The Western Mail (p1).

Bridgend CBC leader Jeff Jones, Flintshire CC leader Tom Middlehurst and Caerphilly CBC deputy leader Keith Griffiths have all been rejected.

Mr Jones said: 'I'm really disappointed. I was brought up to believe in fairness and social justice. I will be appealing.'

Keith Griffiths said he would appeal, and if this did not succeed, he would mount a legal challenge. 'I'm bound to go down that road. The advice from my solicitor is that I have to exhaust all the possibilities. This has caused me much anger.'

But Mr Middlehurst who also intends to appeal, said it was too early for people to assume they would by assembly candidates. 'The process has just started,' he said.
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