Six candidates have been confirmed for the upcoming Brecon and Radnorshire by-election following the removal of Conservative MP Chris Davies.

Powys County Council published the full list of parliamentary candidates on Friday evening for what will be the first electoral test for Theresa May's successor as prime minister.

The Conservatives, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, The Brexit Party, Welsh Labour, Ukip, and The Official Monster Raving Loony Party have all selected representatives for the poll on Thursday, August 1.

The confirmed candidates are:

  • The Conservative Party - Chris Davies
  • The Welsh Liberal Democrats - Jane Dodds
  • The Brexit Party - Des Parkinson
  • Welsh Labour - Tomos Davies
  • Ukip - Liz Phillips
  • The Official Monster Raving Loony Party - Lady Lily The Pink

Brecon and Radnorshire has been held by the Tories since 2015, with Mr Davies winning a majority of 8,038 in the 2017 general election, while the Lib Dems got 29 per cent and Plaid Cymru got three per cent.

Plaid Cymru has announced it will not field its own candidate and will instead support Lib Dem candidate Jane Dodds, with Plaid leader Adam Price saying the two pro-Remain parties would work together to "avoid a disastrous Brexit".

Ms Dodds would need a swing of 9.8 per cent to win the seat the Lib Dems held between 1997 and 2015.

She has been leader of the Welsh arm of the party since 2017, having spent 20 years working as a child protection social worker.

Chris Davies was sacked by constituents of Brecon and Radnorshire as their MP last month following a recall petition triggered by his conviction for submitting false expenses claims.

He had held the seat since the 2015 general election, where he beat incumbent Liberal Democrat Roger Williams with the constituency's largest majority since 1983.

The Brexit Party has selected former police chief Des Parkinson, after the party topped polls in the county of Powys in the EU elections and are considered most likely to take votes from the Conservatives.

Welsh Labour will field Brecon town councillor Tom Davies, a qualified barrister who works as a litigation officer.

Ukip's Liz Davies previously stood as a candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire at the 2003 Welsh Assembly election, and was personal assistant to Nigel Farage while he was Ukip leader.

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party has selected Lady Lily The Pink to contest the seat, who announced her candidacy by saying: "I confirm I will be standing (possibly slouching, or leaning) occasionally squatting or kneeling, but not lying, in the local by-election taking place on August 1."