A Labour candidate – probably Stephen Doughty – is virtually certain to be re-elected for Cardiff South and Penarth in June – as the poll will take place on the existing constituency boundaries.
Under changes which had been proposed by the Boundary Commission, the total number of MPs was to have been cut from the present 650 to 600 and the Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency would have been scrapped.
Now there’s no time to bring in those changes before the General Election – which means the status-quo continues.
.The Cardiff South and Penarth constituency was to have been got rid-of to make way for a new “Cardiff South” constituency – and Penarth was to have been be placed in a new constituency of “Vale of Glamorgan East”.
PDN political sources say that can’t now happen before the June 8th General Election – meaning that the over-populated Cardiff South and Penarth Constituency – with its lop-sided built-in Labour majority – will continue to exist – and Penarth will still be a part of it