THE candidates for the constituencies in the Tivyside area at next month's General Election have been confirmed.

Standing in Ceredigion (in alphabetical order) are:

Gethin James (Brexit Party)

Amanda Jane Jenner (Conservative)

Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru)

Dinah Mulholland (Labour)

Chris Simpson (Green Party)

Mark Williams (Liberal Democrats)

Standing in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr are:

Maria Carroll (Labour)

Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)

Anthony Hughes (Conservative)

Peter Prosser (Brexit Party)

Standing in Preseli Pembrokeshire are:

Stephen Crabb (Conservative)

Thomas James Hughes (Liberal Democrats)

Philippa Ann Thompson (Labour)

Cris Tomos (Plaid Cymru)

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All UK police forces are to offer election candidates security briefings, in a bid to protect them from being attacked while on the campaign trail.

A senior officer will be assigned in each force to oversee the plan and act as a point of contact, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) said.

The body will oversee any reports and incidents during the course of the campaign.

Forces and the officers leading on election preparations will be briefed by the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team (PLaIT), a national unit established by the Metropolitan Police after the murder of MP Jo Cox in the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

Meanwhile, election candidates are being issued with a guide that describes warning signs of dangerous escalating behaviour, including "threats of imminent violence, fixated ideas or release of personal information not already in the public domain".

The advice is being provided as part of official information packs handed out to all registered candidates by the Cabinet Office, and has been put together by the NPCC, the Electoral Commission, the College of Policing and the Crown Prosecution Service,

It is said to set out what behaviour constitutes a criminal offence, when police should be called, and offer "practical steps" candidates can take to protect themselves, while describing traits of offences like hate crime, stalking, abusive or threatening behaviour, harassment, criminal damage and making false statements against a candidate's character.