PLAID Cymru has unveiled its candidate to challenge Labour's Martyn Jones for the Clwyd South seat he has held for 17 years at the General Election.
Wrexham-born and Gresford-raised Mark Strong was selected following meetings in Llangollen and Ruabon.
'I am honoured to be chosen by Plaid Cymru in Clwyd South and I am excited by the prospect of the campaign ahead,' he said.
'It is important for people in Wales to have real opportunities, to have a decent free health service, free education and affordable homes.
'Plaid Cymru is increasingly seen as the party to represent the interests of the people of Wales, whatever their origin.
'Clwyd South needs a strong voice and an MP able to fight for the needs of the constituency - both urban and rural - without being tied by the strings of a London-based party.'
Mr Strong added: '
Environmental issues are clearly very important in this constituency, and this is a subject in which I have a particular interest.'