THE GREEN party will field a general election candidate in the Vale following a pact which sees Plaid and the Welsh Liberal Democrat’s stepping aside.

The Green party will fight the marginal Vale of Glamorgan seat, in the UK December 12 poll, in opposition to Conservative candidate Alun Cairns, Labour candidate Belinda Loveluck-Edwards, and any other candidate yet to declare before the November 14 deadline for nominations.

Wales Green party leader, Anthony Slaughter has put his name forward for the Vale of Glamorgan candidacy and is awaiting a decision.

The arrangement, where pro-Remain parties will field single remain candidates in a number of constituencies, was announced in Westminster, London, today. (November 7)

Mr Slaughter said: “We’ve got an unfair voting system.

"This is an attempt to see how the Remain vote in Westminster can be maximised.

“It’s an attempt to see main parties work together, when they have differences, but have a common concern.

“This is a message for the two main parties.

“The days of taking votes for granted are on the way out.

“It’s a strong vote for Remain in the Vale.”

Plaid Cymru said it was “putting the Welsh national interest first”, following the announcement of the arrangement with the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

Following May’s European election in which Plaid Cymru was returned as the largest pro-Remain party, the party’s leader Adam Price AM wrote to the leaders of other pro-Remain parties to seek cooperation.

Plaid leader Adam Price AM said: “The arrangement that has been announced today between Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens represents the kind of grown-up politics that people expect.

“For three and a half years, Westminster has been in a constant state of Brexit crisis.

"Now is the time to put country before party, to put people before politics, and to embrace the common good.

“Plaid Cymru was the first party to seek cooperation between pro-Remain parties following May’s European election.

"I am pleased that, following months of discussions, we have successfully reached an arrangement.

“While Plaid Cymru didn’t want this election – because it is not the way to solve the Brexit crisis – the election does give us an opportunity to return a large number of pro-Remain MP and the highest number of Plaid Cymru MPs in our party’s history.

“With Johnson and Corbyn, all we get is more Brexit chaos, continued crisis and paralysis, and Wales at the back of the queue.

"But to end the chaos through a People’s Vote, to build a new Wales, and to put Wales first, it’s us.

“With this arrangement, Plaid Cymru is putting the Welsh national interest first.”

Welcoming the announcement, Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson added: “I am delighted that this arrangement will help elect more pro-remain MPs in the next Parliament.”