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Neil Kinnock's Son Stephen To Stand For Aberavon Seat In 2015 Election

22/03/2014 20:36 GMT | Updated 22/03/2014 20:59 GMT
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The leader of the Social Democrats, Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) and her husband Stephen Kinnock (L) leave a polling station in a school in Copenhagen on September 15, 2011 after voting in the Danish general elections. Danes came out in droves to vote in a general election expected to bring the center-left back to power after a decade in opposition and deliver the country's first woman prime minister. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has been selected as candidate for a safe seat in 2015. Stephen Kinnock will stand in Aberavon, which the party has held continuously since the 1920s.

The 44-year-old, who has worked for the British Council and World Economic Forum, is married to Danish Prime Minister Helle Thoring-Schmidt. His mother Lady Glenys Kinnock is a former Labour MEP.

The current MP for Aberavon, Hywel Francis, announced last November that he would not seek re-election. He had a majority of more than 11,000 in 2010.