Ruth Jones to stand for Welsh Labour in Monmouth
Monmouth Constituency Labour Party is delighted to have reselected Ruth Jones as parliamentary candidate in the general election to be held on Thursday 8th June.
Ruth is well known in the constituency, having previously stood for election in the 2015 contest. After a hard-fought campaign, she was runner-up to the successful conservative candidate. Over a period of 15 months she and her team canvassed in all 38 wards of the Monmouth Constituency and visited businesses, voluntary organisations, farms, sports groups, arts organisations, schools and colleges.
Over the coming four weeks she intends to revisit all those wards and to talk to as many voters as possible in the short time available.
Ruth said: “I look forward to fighting for Monmouth again and taking the fight to the Tories. I’m also looking forward to working with the fantastic Labour team in this constituency. Team members here are hugely enthusiastic, creative and determined. In the last election we learned a lot and had a lot of fun despite the hard work.
“Most importantly in this election, I’m joining the fight for a positive relationship with Europe. A hard Brexit would cut off our nose to spite our face. We need the EU to trade with us. We need the free movement of workers in both directions, and we need to stop using Brexit as an excuse for austerity. Wales has benefited enormously from EU funding and cannot rely on a London-based parliament to fill the gap. And in this constituency only voting Labour will challenge the Tories and David Davies’ vision of a car-crash Brexit."