Wednesday, 7 May 2008

What the papers said

"Wrexham Labour group took a hammering at the elections losing nearly half their seats. For the first time since the unity authority was formed, Plaid Cymru has councillors - four in total who ousted four Labour candidates."
- Daily Post, 3.5.08

THE STRATEGIC BREAKTHROUGH IN WREXHAM SEATS WAS REMARKABLE
"Winning four seats in Wrexham - previously a Plaid-free zone - was seen as particularly important. Ieuan Wyn Jones (Plaid party leader) described it as "a remarkable achievement... the first strategic breakthrough in North-east Wales."
- Western Mail, 3.5.08

STEADY COURSE FOR PLAID
"Winning four seats in Wrexham is a considerable achievement in a town which tends to look north and east to Liverpool and Manchester rather than to the rest of Wales."
- Wales on Sunday, 4.5.08

PLAID BREAKTHROUGH AS LABOUR ENDURE ELECTION NIGHT DISASTER
"It was a historic day for Plaid Cymru at Wrexham's Memorial Hall as Labour suffered disastrous losses in the local council elections.
 "Gains in Ruabon, Gwersyllt West, Queensway and Whitegate mean Plaid is hoping it is now in a position to push through some of its own objectives.
 Marc Jones, the Plaid candidate for Whitegate, was the first winner to be announced. Speaking to the Evening Leader he said issues over affordable housing had contributed to the party's success and would be the key message they were taking into the council.
 "He said: 'It is a tremendous result as far as we're concerned... we have offered a radical alternative to the Lib Dems, Labour and Conservatives... people have to take us seriously now."
- Evening Leader, 5.5.08

3 comments:

lynnehayes said...

Well done everybody!

As an active playing field campaigner, I am delighted that we have four new Plaid Councillors on Wrexham Council.

Wrexham is losing so many playing fields and open spaces, as is the rest of Wales. Save open Spaces has always had great support from Plaid Cymru at the Welsh Assembly and I am confident that we can now have support at a local level too.

lynnehayes said...

Well done everybody!

As an active playing field campaigner, I am delighted that we have four new Plaid Councillors on Wrexham Council.

Wrexham is losing so many playing fields and open spaces, as is the rest of Wales. Save open Spaces has always had great support from Plaid Cymru at the Welsh Assembly and I am confident that we can now have support at a local level too.

Lynne Hayes, Save open Spaces.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Thanks Lynne - having been involved with your campaigns to save open spaces like the Nine-Acre Field, the issue of safeguarding playing fields is a key issue for us.