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Wednesday, 26 January, 2000, 14:18 GMT
Wales on Sunday, Match Funding Now: Martin Shipton
Journalist Martin Shipton represents one of the more unusual entries in the race for the Ceredigion by-election.
Mr Shipton, 46, is the chief reporter of the newspaper Wales on Sunday, and is standing as part of the paper's campaign to raise the profile of the issue of match-funding for European Objective One grants.

Wales has qualified for Objective One funding - the highest level of European regional aid - but it will not be paid unless UK government money is added to it, and there has been controversy over whether this will happen.

The newspaper says the candidacy is aimed at concentrating people's minds on the need to secure match funding from the Treasury, although they would not expect people to actually cast their votes for Mr Shipton.

Mr Shipton comes from Fishguard in the neighbouring constituency of Preseli, Pembrokeshire.

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