- 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