Pembrokeshire voters will go to the polls on May 6th after Gordon Brown called a general election today(Tuesday).

Following months of speculation, the widely predicted date was confirmed by the Prime Minister on his return from Buckingham Palace when the Queen dissolved Parliament.

Supporters in the seats of Preseli Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South are preparing for a month of campaigning before going to the polls.

Preseli Pembrokeshire's current MP, Conservative Stephen Crabb, faces competition from Labour's Mari Rees, the Liberal Democrat Nick Tregoning, Henry Jones- Davies of Plaid Cymru and UKIP's Richard Lawson.

South Pembrokeshire incumbent Nick Ainger MP (Labour) is campaigning against Simon Hart of the Conservatives, Plaid Cymru's John Dixon, Liberal Democrat John Gossage, Ray Clarke of UKIP and Independent Henry Langen.

The Electoral Commission Wales is urging people to make sure they are registered to vote or miss out on having a say in this year's general election. The deadline for registration is April 20th.

For more information visit or call 0800 3280 280.

Registration forms are available from Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 775844 or e-mail

Keep logging on for full details of candidates as they are declared and the latest election news.

The Western Telegraph will hold a question and answer session with the candidates. If you have a question to put to them send it to the Western Telegraph Newsroom, Old Hakin Road, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, SA61 1XF or e-mail by 5pm on Monday, April 19th.