The Communist Party of Britain named Rob Griffiths today as its candidate in the Cardiff South & Penarth parliamentary by-election.
His campaign will oppose public spending cuts and EU austerity, demand price controls and higher taxes on the rich and big business, call for public ownership of the railways and utilities and propose that Britain adopt a foreign policy independent of the US.
Speaking following the announcement CPB general secretary Mr Griffiths said: "People are sick of slick professional politicians who creep to the rich and powerful instead of standing up for working people, pensioners, people with disabilities, the unemployed and young people."
Mr Griffiths (pictured) said he would be "a people's MP on a people's wage" and unafraid to challenge those who aim "to throw Wales back to the 1930s."
Mr Griffiths was brought up in the constituency and lives in Splott. The by-election is expected to be held on November 15.
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