Labour launched its campaign on Saturday, June 2 at Herbert Square in Pontardawe in a bid to win in the new constituency of Brecon, Radnor and Cwm Tawe.

Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour Carolyn Harris and Wales's Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles MS joined local party supporters, members and councillors as candidate Matthew Dorrance launched his campaign to become the first MP for the constituency.

Speaking at the event, Labour candidate Matthew Dorrance said: "It is time for change. Britain is a great country but it has been badly let down over the last 14 years. The Tories have left the country worse off than when they started.

"Living standards are down, crime goes unpunished, mortgages, food prices and energy bills are through the roof.

“There’s a clear choice at this election: More chaos with the Tories, or stability with Labour. More decline and division or hope and unity with a changed Labour Party. Labour has a long term, serious plan to change Britain.

"Stop the chaos. Turn the page. Start to rebuild our country."

Welsh Labour Deputy Leader Carolyn Harris said: "A desperate Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives party have promised £71 billion of unfunded spending – and that’s just in the first week of the election campaign.

"They have learned nothing from the disastrous Liz Truss mini budget that left working people paying the price. If the Tories get 5 more years, nothing will change.”