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Danish prime minister to travel to Wales to support her British husband in general election

Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s.

Her office said Wednesday Helle Thorning-Schmidt will be in the South Wales town of Neath with her husband, Stephen Kinnock on Thursday. Neath is one of the towns in the constituency of Aberavon where 45-year-old Kinnock is running for a seat. He is the son of former Labour party leader Neil Kinnock.

Thorning-Schmidt who heads a minority two-party government in Denmark, herself faces elections at home this year. The four-year term of the current Danish Parliament expires Sept. 14.