Former Miss Caerphilly backing Labour’s Jeff Cuthbert
Politics and celebrity have been part of the electioneering toolkit for sometime now.
Tony Blair got matey with the likes of Oasis and Blur in the 90s and David Cameron had actor Michael Caine at last year’s general election.
Labour candidate Jeff Cuthbert has landed the support of a former Miss Caerphilly.
Rhian Davies, from Bedwas, is currently studying for a degree in politics and international relations at the University of York and is backing Mr Cuthbert in his bid for a third term as Caerphilly’s local AM.
Mr Cuthbert, who on Thursday was joined on the election trail by Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones, said: “I am delighted that Rhian has expressed her support for my campaign. A number of young people in Caerphilly have been involved with my bid for re-election, citing Labour’s preservation of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and capping of tuition fees for Welsh students as among their reasons.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that only a vote for Labour can help Wales stand up to the over-zealous cuts of the UK Con-Dem Government.”
Miss Davies, who won her title in 2008 while a pupil at Lewis Girls’ School, said: “I am supporting Jeff not only because of his tireless hard work as our local AM over the past eight years, but because I believe that Labour values are Welsh values.
“Labour has kept the EMA here in Wales, a vital support for young people who want to carry on with their studies; Labour has also capped university tuition fees so that Welsh students can go into higher education without having to worry about the huge debts that English students will unfairly be burdened with.
“It’s clear to me that only Labour will stand up for Wales, so I’m backing Jeff.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr