PLEASE allow me, through your newspaper, to thank the hundreds, if not thousands, of your readers and other voters across Preseli Pembrokeshire who took the time to speak to me and to members of our local Labour Party when we knocked on their doors during the five short weeks of the general election campaign.

It was a privilege to stand for election, and I congratulate Stephen Crabb on his re-election as MP, as well as thank all my fellow candidates for a good, clean fight.

May I also take this opportunity to thank the many members and supporters who volunteered their time for Labour’s campaign and who worked so hard, in particular my agent, Katharine Whitehead.