Caerleon Labour Party have backed Councillor Gail Giles and Jayne Bryant in the search for a successor to Rosemary Butler AM – who retires from the National Assembly in 2016. Each branch is entitled to send two names forward to the final selection process which takes place on December 13th. Newport West CLP agreed to choose from an all women shortlist.
Gail Giles has been a Newport City Councillor since 2004. She represents Caerleon and is a member of the city council’s cabinet.
Jayne Bryant was one of four Welsh Labour candidates in this year’s European elections. As the second candidate on the Welsh list she narrowly missed winning a seat.