Port Talbot MP Dr Hywel Francis has announced that he will not seek re-election for the Aberavon constituency at the 2015 General Election. Dr Francis has been the MP for the area since 2001.
In announcing his proposed retirement, he said: “It has been a great privilege to be the local Member of Parliament and to serve the constituents of Aberavon.
“There have been many great challenges facing us since 2001 – and none no more than today as we face the Conservative-Liberal Democratic Coalition Government with its austerity programme. But I am hopeful for the future.
“I wish to thank the electors of Aberavon, the Aberavon Constituency Labour Party, my staff and my family for their support.”
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