FORMER Clwyd South Labour MP Susan Elan Jones has not ruled out standing at the next General Election.

But in the immediate future she is planning to return to her old job of charity management, she has told a Llangollen-based blogger.

Ms Jones, 51, who lost the seat to Welsh Conservative Simon Baynes at the December 12 General Election after representing Clwyd South since 2010, had been speaking on the BBC about how she would like to see her party recover from its worst defeat in many years – and the type of person who should lead it.

She told the BBC: “I want a leader that people see as Prime Minister and I want a party that’s not obsessed with its internal workings and itself but its first priority is the country.”

After the interview, she spoke to Llanblogger about her personal plans for the future.

She said: “In terms of next steps, you could say that I have been inundated with cards, letters and emails from constituents and many of these and people I have met while out and about have asked me if I will stand at the next General Election.

“That’s quite a long way away, however! - and I won’t be making any decision on that until nearer the time.

“However, I worked in charity management before I was an MP and that is what I will be hoping to do at present.”

Llanblogger is journalist Phil Robinson, former editor of the Ellesmere Port Pioneer and Wrexham Leader chief reporter, who launched the blog to report on his hometown of Llangollen after working in the newspaper industry for more than 40 years.