A new YouGov poll has predicted it is a clear two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and Conservative Party in Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe at the next election, with Lib Dem David Chadwick a close second to the incumbent Conservative MP Fay Jones.

The MRP poll by YouGov, and reported by The Times, predicts that the Liberal Democrats are just three percentage points behind the Conservatives with Labour in third.

It comes after another poll run by Best for Britain showed that the Conservatives are set for a ‘wipeout’ in Wales and Scotland, with analysis showing that in the new Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe constituency the battle for the general election will be between Labour candidate Matthew Dorrance and Conservative candidate Fay Jones.

Historically, the seat of Brecon and Radnorshire has swung between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. It is now currently held by Conservative MP Fay Jones.

Speaking on the poll, Miss Jones said: “People across Brecon, Radnor and Cwmtawe should feel free to vote for whichever political party they choose. I am looking forward to standing on my proven record of delivery across the constituency – whether securing funding for the new pub in New Radnor, delivering the Global Centre of Rail Excellence in Coelbren or overturning the decision to close Brecon Barracks, I’ve made Westminster take notice of this constituency. I am proud of all that I’ve achieved in the last four years, in particular supporting thousands of constituents with their day-to-day issues. I hope voters will put their trust in me again so that I can continue the work I’ve done so far.”

Liberal Democrat candidate for Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe David Chadwick said: “This poll shows that Labour can’t win here and that the next election in Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe will be a clear two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party as it has been since the 1980s.

“The Liberal Democrats are on the up after our big gains at the local elections and our four stunning parliamentary by-election wins against the Conservatives.

“More and more local people are telling me they are backing our campaign because they’re fed up with being taken for granted by this Conservative government.

“After years of public services collapsing in on themselves, soaring prices in the shops and our rivers being polluted by filthy sewage, it’s clear it’s time for a change in Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe.

“I’m appealing to those who would normally back Labour, the Greens or Plaid Cymru; alongside those Conservatives who no longer recognise the party under its current state, to back our campaign and give our local area a strong voice in Parliament who will stand up for our interests.”