NEWPORT EAST: Constituency profile

South Wales Argus: IMPRESSION: How the regenerated Rodney Parade could look

THE Newport East constituency has been a Labour stronghold since John Griffiths was first elected during the first Assembly elections in 1999.

NEWPORT EAST: Nick Webb (Conservative)

THIS election is about is how we go about making Newport East and Wales a better place.

NEWPORT EAST: Chris Paul (Plaid Cymru)

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT EAST: Chris Paul (Plaid Cymru)

I WOULD like you to vote Plaid twice this Welsh election. Before I tell you why, perhaps I should explain a little bit about myself.

NEWPORT EAST: Ed Townsend (Liberal Democrats)

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT EAST: Ed Townsend (Liberal Democrats)

TIME to think big for Wales. I know many people in Newport and Monmouthshire share my frustration with the Welsh Assembly and its Labour government.

NEWPORT EAST: John Griffiths (Lab)

South Wales Argus: BACKING: Newport East AM John Griffiths

AS SOMEONE born and raised here, it’s a great privilege to have been elected to serve as the AM for Newport East since 1999.

CONSTITUENCY PROFILE: Newport East

South Wales Argus: Number of Corus jobs to go still unknown

3:05pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

TODAY, we begin our profiles of the Westminster constituencies in Gwent with our profile of Newport East, alongside statements supplied by the General Election candidates. We asked each candidate to supply a photograph and a statement of up to 400 words.

Fiona Cross - Plaid Cymru

South Wales Argus: Fiona Cross - Plaid Cymru

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

Fiona Cross is 30 years old with two young children. She was elected in 2008 as a Plaid Councillor.

Keith Jones - British National Party

South Wales Argus: Keith Jones - British National Party

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

Born and raised in Newport, Keith works as a Contract Security Officer with a local firm.

Jess Morden, Labour

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

Having had the privilege of serving as the MP for the last 5 years, I know just how, during these tough times, Labour policies have helped Newport East.

Dawn Parry, Conservative

South Wales Argus: Dawn Parry, Conservative

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

Like many, I was taken in by Tony Blair in 1997. His charisma and charm won me over. Being a South Wales Valleys girl where I attended the local comprehensive school, I’ve always held a strong sense of social conscience and community spirit.

David J Rowlands, UKIP

South Wales Argus: David J Rowlands, UKIP

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

I am a married man living for the past twenty years in Croesyceiliog Cwmbran. I was born and brought up in the Sirhowy Valley where I was educated at Pontllanfraith Grammar School obtaining ‘A’ levels in Economics and Geography. I then did an HND course in Business Studies at Newport College of Technology.

Liz Screen - Socialist Labour Party

South Wales Argus: Liz Screen - Socialist Labour Party

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

I was born and brought up in Newport East and attended Newport High School. I worked in the civil service and later studied at Cardiff University, becoming a teacher of German and French.

Ed Townsend - Liberal Democrat

South Wales Argus: Ed Townsend - Liberal Democrat

3:00pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

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