The Liberal Democrats and the UKIP are still without candidates fight the Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly seat .
The Liberal Democrats said today they hopes to complete a selection process by the end of this month (February) . A UKIP spokesman said today they hope to confirm their selected candidate soon.
The election is to be held on Thursday May 5th 2016. The South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner election will be held the same day.
The four candidates declared so far for the Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly constituency are:-
- Dafydd Trystan Davies (Plaid Cymru)
- Vaughan Gething (Labour)
- Ben Gray (Conservatives)
- Anthony Slaughter (Green)
Penarth is also represented by Assembly Members elected for the South Wales Central constituency. Every voter has two votes –
- one for Cardiff South and Penarth where the candidate is elected in a “first past the post” system
- one for the so called “regional closed party list of candidates” .. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d’Hondt system, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
The 2011 Assembly Election result for Cardiff South and Penarth (Courtesy Wikipedia)
The 2016 election will be the fifth election so far held for the Welsh Assembly and the third election held under the rules of the Government of Wales Act 2006 . A number of rules were also changed by the Wales Act 2014.
In 2011 Labour was the largest party but came one seat short of gaining an overall majority.