Visiting Penarth, the leader of the UK Green Party Natalie Bennett has appealed to local electors – whichever party they support in the Cardiff South and Penarth ballot – to cast their to cast their second (Regional List) vote tactically – in favour of the Greens.
Bennett has been campaigning in Penarth Town Centre this afternoon in support of local Green candidates and in encouraging “strategic voting” sees the regional list vote as a “huge opportunity to elect the first Green Assembly Member” .
The Greens had set up their stall outside Windsor Arcade as part of a last push to garner local support. Anthony Slaughter is standing in both Cardiff South and Penarth and the South Wales Central (regional list) constituency. Also standing in South Wales Central for the Greens are Hannah Pudner, Amelia Womack, Christopher von Ruhland and Alison Haden .
Labour Party leader Carwyn Jones has already attempted to dissuade Labour supporters from supporting the Greens – or any other parties – with their second vote .
He said “If you’re thinking about voting Liberal, or Plaid, or Green in the seats where it is a straight fight between Labour and Tory – think about that risk” .
The latest opinion polls show that in Thursday’s Welsh Assembly Elections Labour is likely to end up with only 28 seats in the Welsh Assembly – 2 short of an overall majority.
However ITV Wales is to publish the results of its final Assembly Elections opinion poll tomorrow (Wednesday May 4th) .