Is it anything to do with the fact that Ms Jones is a Labour Councillor on Southwark Council and that opposition parties may accuse them of parachuting another candidate into what used to be a safe seat for Labour... but not anymore. To be fair to Ms Jones, I understand she's a native of Ponciau so she can claim some local connection despite having been away a number of years.
Ms Jones will not however resign her council seat until the 11th November, so as to prevent a by-election and her seat will remain vacant until the next election in Southwark, a decision that did not best please the leader of the Liberal Democrats who had this to say
Susan Elan Jones is clearly committed to pursuing her political career 200 miles away from her current constituents.
I'm sure the residents of the Lane will take a dim view of her newly found commitment to north Wales and her cynical resignation date that denies them their right to a vote. Labour clearly expect to lose any election and are in disarray, with half of their council group standing down or being forced out.
Susan Elan Jones is joining a long queue of ambitious Labour politicians who realise their only hope is to pursue their careers elsewhere.
The sad part for Ms Jones is that it may all be to no avail as some of the comments on the UK Polling Report for South Clwyd testify.