THE mum of murdered teenager Conner Marshall has been selected as the Plaid Cymru candidate seeking to contest the vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role.

Nadine Marshall, of Barry, will contest the South Wales PCC election in May 2021.

Barry Town Council, Court ward councillor, Dennis Clarke was the other Plaid Cymru PCC candidate under consideration.

The PCC election has been postponed, this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Nadine’s son Conner, aged 18, was beaten to death at Trecco Bay, in Porthcawl, in March 2015.

At the time, his attacker, David Braddon, was on probation.

He was jailed for life.

Mrs Marshall, 47, campaigns, in the name of her son, as A Voice For Conner on social media sites – Facebook and Twitter.

Following her selection, after hustings in Cardiff and Swansea, former education worker, Mrs Marshall said: “I came out with a really good score.

“The only thing now is that everything has been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus.

“That’s not entirely a bad thing as now I’ve got a lot of time to get stuck into the research and gather a lot of facts.

“I’ve been contacted by so many people wanting to help and I will be taking them up on that offer.”

She added: “Dennis Clarke was a lovely fellow candidate and he knew his stuff, but obviously I am chuffed to have been selected.

“I am grateful to have the party’s backing so now it’s about what I think needs to be done and what needs tackling in this area.

“It’s a huge remit and a huge responsibility.

“It’s nice to know that people think I’m worthy of the role.”

South Wales Police’s current PCC Alun Michael will seek re-election for Labour, the Conservative candidate is Carolyn Webster.

Independent candidate Mike Baker intends to stand again.

The Liberal Democrats are still selecting candidates for the elections, though they may not stand in each area.