The largely rural Vale of Clwyd constituency was created in 1997 and includes the Denbighshire towns of Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh and St. Asaph.
The constituency has been represented at the Welsh Assembly by Ann Jones since devolution was established in 1999. Labour’s Chris Ruane has also been the Member of Parliament for Vale of Clwyd since 1997.
Tourism has traditionally been central to the local coastal economy but after some years of decline across UK coastal towns, Welsh Labour has used major investment to regenerate the area.
Modern shopping and leisure attractions will transform parts of Rhyl with public and private investment leading to new job opportunities for local people.
Over the last 13 years, St Asaph Business Park has created around 3,000 jobs within organisations including the NHS, the Fire & Rescue Service and the innovative OpTic Technium business centre.
The Technium is an award winning business incubation centre housing new companies in high tech sectors including aviation, nanotechnology and solar power. The Labour-led Assembly Government created the Technium to boost innovative business across Wales and with OpTic, the Vale of Clwyd is leading the way.