VOTERS in Brecon and Radnorshire are heading to the polls for the second time this year.

With Prime Minister Boris Johnson having been granted a 'Christmas' General Election to be held on December 12, political parties are once again gearing up to fight for the constituency seat, just months after last doing so.

It was only at the start of August that the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Jane Dodds, was elected as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire,.

A by-election had been triggered after a successful recall petition launched when incumbent Conservative MP Chris Davies was convicted for submitting false expenses claims.

Mr Davies stood again for the seat in the by-election, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson making a visit to Brecon to support him less that a week into his premiership, just days before the poll.

But in an election viewed nationally as 'remain' v 'leave' in terms of Brexit, 'remainer' Ms Dodds received 13,826 votes, to leaver Mr Davies's 12,401, and the seat swung from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.

Plaid Cymru and the Green Party did not field candidates during the by-election, agreeing to stand aside to boost 'remain' candidate Ms Dodds's chances of taking the seat, which at the time, reduced the Government's slim majority to one.

While Ms Dodds will defend her seat, the Conservatives have opted for a fresh face and selected Fay Jones as their candidate this time around.

The only other candidate confirmed as standing at the time of writing is Tom Davies for the Labour Party.

He also stood for the party during the summer by-election, receiving 1,680 votes, putting him fourth behind Des Parkinson, of the Brexit Party, who received 3,331 votes.

Other candidates who stood were Liz Phillips for UKIP, receiving 242 voted, behind Lady Lily the Pink for The Raving Loony Party, who won 334 votes.