It has largely been forgotten that the Welsh LibDems were only short of having a highly successful election back in 2005 by a few thousand votes in some constituencies by a few thousand votes
Consistency Candidate Swing Lab Majority
Merthyr Tydfil Amy Kitcher 16.92 % 4056 (12.64%)
Pontypridd Mike Powell 1.3 31% 2758 (7.59%)
Newport East Ed Townsend 8.35% 1650(4.79%)
Swansea West Peter May 5.74 504 (1.42%)
Wrexhan Tom Rippoth 5.67 658 (11.09%)
If things had turned out differently and Nick Clegg had no lead his party into at toxic coalition with the Tories , them all 6 would be on their hit list and we would already be bombarded with leaflets with the litle Barr Charts claiming "Only The Liberal Democrats can win here).
But it a different world . The Merthyr candidate Amy Kitcher has joined Plaid , Peter May who came so close in Swansea East regained the council seat he lost but as an Independent.
But a quick look at the Welsh Liberal Democrat website appears to show they now have a unique way of getting people to stand
In Wrexham the candidate is given as Rob Walsh with the accompanying photo
But right next door the Ynys Môn candidate is given as Mark Rosenthal with the accompanying Photo
So are the cloning candidates?
A click on the Wrexham candidate comes with a brief biog and the same photo whilst a similar clic on the Ynys Môn candidate has a Biog but no photo.
Oh dear! I womder how long this error has been on the LibDem website.?
I don't have a huge readership so I also wonder when the Welsh LibDems become aware of it .
Have a loook for yourself and let me know when they change it
Update 15: 30 the Welsh Lib dems have removed the photo. Still Don't know whatwhat Mark Rosenthal looks like though.