Friday 5 April 2019 / 12:36 AM Jeremy Corbyn / Wales

Newport West by election – Jeremy Corbyn responds

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, welcoming the election of Ruth Jones as the MP for Newport West, said:

“I send my warmest congratulations to Ruth Jones on winning Newport West.

“Ruth will be a fantastic successor to Paul Flynn and will take up the tireless work he carried out for this community.

“Tonight’s result sends a clear message that the people of Newport and Wales are fed up of austerity which has robbed the Welsh economy of £1 billion through needless cuts, and shows support for Labour’s alternative.

“Labour will reverse these cuts and support the Welsh Labour government and First Minister Mark Drakeford to rebuild communities like Newport with proper investment to create a society that works for the many, not the few.

“I thank Ruth Jones and the whole Labour team for the energetic and positive campaign we ran together to win Newport West so we can keep challenging this chaotic Tory government and build towards a Labour government.”