Demeaning our politics and taking advantage of our trust

Politics. Sometimes I hate it. Well, more than sometimes, quite often actually. The oneupmanship; the spinning; the misleading; the downright lying at times – all to keep face and win support, or at least stem a decline. Over the weekend my local Assembly Member and Labour’s candidate against me in the up-coming Assembly election responded…

£1m loan deal is a ‘spiteful snub’ to Plas Madoc

Plaid Cymru the Party of Wales have challenged Wrexham County Borough Council’s decision to ignore Splash Magic in their successful bid for a Welsh Government Sports Facilities Capital Loan Scheme. It was announced yesterday that the council had been successful in its application for a £1m loan from the Welsh Government and will use the funds…

Splash the cash!

Council urged to match public’s donations to community-run leisure centre Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales’ Assembly candidate for Clwyd South has called on Wrexham Council to match the donations made by the public to fund essential maintenance work at community-run Splash Magic leisure centre. Mabon ap Gwynfor, who is among hundreds of people…

Splash out on community-run leisure centre, council urged

Council plans to spend millions of pounds on leisure centres being outsourced to a Sussex-based company have been questioned by Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales. Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales’ Clwyd South Assembly candidate Mabon ap Gwynfor said Wrexham Council’s proposal to spend £1.2 million on Waterworld was in stark contrast…

Wrexham ward has highest child poverty in Wales

Parts of Wrexham have the highest levels of child poverty in Wales, a new survey has shown. Today’s End Child Poverty Campaign report showed nearly a quarter of all children in Wrexham live in poverty and Plaid Cymru has called for a dramatic change in the UK Government’s spending priorities. They want nuclear missiles and the…

Plas Madoc funding U-Turn

Statement on the news of the Plas Madoc funding u-turn: “The news that the Labour group on Wrexham Council has done a u-turn is a welcome step in the right direction. Along with all the hard-working campaigners, we called for Plas Madoc to be kept open while the centre was transferred to community ownership and,…

Can’t stand the heat?

Another letter in the Leader today taking offence at our campaigning. My response below. If you’d also like to reply, send them to news@leaderlive.co.uk Dear Editor I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to Mr Stephen Moore’s letter in your paper today. I’m afraid that he’ll have to wait until the Autumn for Plaid…