Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle has been selected by party members in Caerphilly to fight the constituency at the 2016 elections to the National Assembly.
Mr Whittle, who currently represents South Wales East and is a former leader of Caerphilly Council, said: “I am honoured to have been chosen by party members to contest the Caerphilly seat in 2016. It is where I’m proud to say I was born and it’s where I belong.
“The Caerphilly area, like many others across Wales has its problems, but is full of marvellous people who I would be delighted to represent at constituency level.
“I was hugely encouraged at the reaction of people towards Plaid Cymru at the recent Penyrheol by-election. Many told me that Labour had failed them and they were willing to put their faith in Plaid.
“People are still furious about the pay increase debacle at Labour-run Caerphilly council which will cost tax-payers millions of pounds and I don’t think this scandal will be forgotten by them for many years.”
He added: “As a regional member I will continue to represent and campaign for people in south-east Wales to the best of my ability right up to the next election. There will be no slacking off by me.”