Carl Sargeant, 49, was found dead at his home on November 7, four days after being removed from his role as cabinet secretary for communities and children while facing allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

The son of the late Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant has been chosen as Labour’s candidate to fight for the seat left vacant by his father’s death.

Jack Sargeant, 23, said that he would fight to represent local people in Alyn and Deeside “in the proud tradition of my father”.

“Whilst friends from the wider Labour family across Britain will be welcome to visit and campaign alongside us to secure victory, I want to emphasise this will be a locally-run campaign.

“If elected, I promise to champion North Wales’ interests on all these issues.

He added: “I will be standing on a platform of being a powerful voice for local people in the proud tradition of my father. I will also be seeking justice for him – getting to the truth about the chain of events that led to his premature death.

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