A Tory AM who has championed the cause of more powers for the National Assembly has failed to be selected as a candidate for his home constituency in next year’s election.Melding (as I've detailed here) is one of the very few Conservative elected representatives who is also a federalist. Question is did he lose the nomination because of that stance, because he favours more powers for the Welsh Assembly or merely because "they wanted someone new"? If I were (more of a;)) betting man, my money would be on those first two factors.
David Melding, who has been a regional list AM for South Wales Central since the Assembly’s inception, is seen as the intellectual heavyweight in the Assembly’s Conservative group.
But he was beaten by Dr Angela Jones-Evans in a selection for the highly marginal Vale of Glamorgan seat.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Arch-Devolutionist Conservative fails in selection bid.
From IC Wales: