FLINTSHIRE’S remaining Labour MP has chosen the candidate who he believes will ‘rebuild the party and credibility’.

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, has nominated Keir Starmer to be the Labour Party’s next leader.

He told the Leader: “I think after the election defeat and the magnitude of the defeat – I don’t think we can gloss over that part – North Wales we went from six seats to just about one.

“We really need to have a look at not just the leadership part but where we are going, and we need to look at what happened and rebuild the party.

“We need to rebuild credibility ahead of the next election whenever that may be.”

The Leader previously reported that Wrexham lost faith in Labour, voting in Sarah Atherton and Simon Baines.

Similarly, Delyn saw David Hanson lose his 25-year reign, with Rob Roberts taking majority. Mark Tami also lost his majority but managed to secure his Labour seat with 18, 258 votes.

His victory meant that Labour avoided a whitewash in North Wales after earlier losing their seats in Delyn, Wrexham, Clwyd South, Vale of Clwyd and Ynys Môn.

After the Labour defeat nationwide Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn announced he would later resign.

Mark Tami said: “I think Keir has the qualities expected of not only a leader but in bringing the party together. I think seeing the people that are supporting him across the party, I believe he has the skills to do that.”

Keir Starmer will stand against Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips, and Rebecca Long Bailey.

Mr Tami added: “There are other good candidates in the field and there will be a lot of debate and discussion during the campaign, but I believe Keir is the best to lead us in the future.

“He has experience outside of politics and that’s important.

“When he’s been in Parliament, I’ve been really impressed with him both his performance in Chamber holding government to account but his work with the Labour Party and Party at large.”