Cardiff Central’s Assembly Member has been reselected as Labour’s candidate for the Welsh Assembly elections in 2016 after she received the unanimous backing of local party members and Trade Union branches.
Jenny Rathbone AM snatched the National Assembly seat for Labour in 2011, overturning a Lib Dem majority of more than six thousand and spectacularly defeating her opponents.
Since her election, Jenny Rathbone has championed many issues in the Senedd including childcare, food standards and European funding for Wales.
Speaking after the result was announced, Jenny Rathbone AM said:
"I’m delighted to be reselected unanimously by party members and Trade Unions in Cardiff Central.
"It’s a big vote of confidence for the job I am doing and I am grateful for the continued support.
"After our fantastic victories at the Assembly elections and the Council elections, I will be working hard to ensure we defeat the ailing Lib Dems in Cardiff Central again and elect a Labour government on the side of ordinary people across the capital City.
I’m proud to represent Cardiff Central which has the most diverse population in Wales. Many families have been unfairly affected by the UK Coalition Government’s policies of making the poorer half of the population pay for the bankers’ blow-out. There is an awful lot of work to do to re-build communities and I want to make sure that Cardiff Central gets the help it needs from Welsh Labour Government anti-poverty initiatives like Flying Start and Communities First."