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…

Plaid Cymru would bring Government Cabinet to Wrexham

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood AM has outlined her ambition to lead the most open accessible government Wales has ever had. Leanne Wood said that a Plaid Cymru Cabinet would hold 10 meetings every year, each one in a different location in Wales, including Wrexham and elsewhere in north east Wales. These meetings would end with a Q&A…

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…

Labour council has money in the bank but is cutting vital services

Wrexham Labour Council has been accused of stashing money away in reserves while cutting vital frontline services. The decision has been branded a scandal by Plaid Cymru.  Plaid Cymru’s Clwyd South spokesperson Mabon ap Gwynfor said people opposed to the closure of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, libraries, community centres, bus services and the reduction of…

Titan prison? Don’t believe the hype

We now know who’s won the contract to build the new Titan Prison on the outskirts of Wrexham. The successful bidders were Lend Lease, a multinational firm based in Australia. My friends over at Plaid Wrecsam have more on this firm here. North Wales needs a prison. Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales have…