Thursday, 6 January 2011
120 attend Yes for Wales campaign launch in Wrecsam
There was a full house at the "Yes for Wales" campaign launch for the north-east last night as 120 packed the Catrin Finch centre at Glyndwr University, Wrecsam.
The meeting was chaired by Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis, who is spearheading the "Yes for Wales" campaign, and heard speakers from all four main parties: Dafydd Wigley (Plaid Cymru), Lesley Griffiths AM (Labour), Mark Isherwood AM (Tories) and Cllr Aled Roberts (Lib Dem).
All were united in stressing the need for a Yes vote but the main body of the evening was given over to comments from the audience, who were enthusiastic in their backing for the campaign.
Some concern was raised about how people in the north-east could access information, given that so many get their TV signal from the north-west of England and don't read Welsh newspapers. This media blackout wasn't helped by the absence of any press at the launch itself.
Among the most passionate and telling contributions was that of Eleri Edwards, widow of ex-Meirionnydd MP Wil Edwards - who put the campaign in context: "Our devolution campaign is unfinished business".
There will be a campaign committee meeting next Thursday to plan out grassroots campaigning locally - to get involved contact
the campaign at info @ yesforwales.com