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Plaid candidate steps down as Risca East candidate

Published in News on Tuesday April 24th, 2012. Last updated at 11:00

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One of three Plaid Cymru candidates in the Risca East ward has withdrawn from next week’s election – although his name will remain on the ballot paper.

Ian Ackerman said that he is unable to stand for personal reasons but urged voters to support the other two Plaid candidates, Brian Hancock and Matthew Farrell.

He said: “I regret having to withdraw at this very late time. Unfortunately, personal issues have come up which make it impossible for me to stand for election and I apologise for any inconvenience.

“I would urge electors in the Risca East ward not to cast their votes for me but to support the other two excellent Plaid Cymru candidates, Brian Hancock and Matthew Farrell.”

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