The branches are spreading out ever wider in this cosy little Labour family tree. Former Blairite minister Alun Michael gave up his seat in 2012 to run for the Police and Crime Commissioner job in South Wales, alongside his son Tal, who went for the North Wales position. Father won but son lost, so as a consolation prize GMB-backed Tal has been selected to fight the crucial Anglesey by-election seat next month. Purely coincidentally, Tal’s wife Mary has also just been chosen as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Aberconway in 2015. Union stitch-ups in Scotland, nepotism in Wales. Welcome to One Nation Labour.