Friday, 4 March 2011

Wrecsam votes Yes by 2-1

Wrecsam has voted decisively yes by a margin of 2-1 in the referendum on further powers for the National Assembly. The full result is:

Yes 17,606
No: 9,863

According to BBC Welsh Affairs editor Vaughan Roderick:
"A striking result at Wrexham. There were people who had thought the whole north east would vote No. But the change this time, compared with 1997 is incredible. And compared to 1979 it is a total transformation. It's possible that scarcely anywhere will vote No this time."

The change of attitude across the north-east is sensational. Wrecsam, Denbighshire and Flintshire all rejected devolution in 1997. In 2011 they have all voted in favour.

Plaid Cymru members and supporters can give themselves a deserved pat on the back. They have delivered the overwhelming majority of "yes for Wales" leaflets and newspapers in the north east, where the Tory Party (with the honourable exception of Mark Isherwood) has been negative and the Lib Dems have been ineffective.

Now we have the tools to improve Wales, we need a stronger voice from the north-east in Cardiff to advance the needs of people here. That can only be achieved by voting for Plaid candidates in Wrecsam, Clwyd South, Alyn and Deeside and Delyn.


Plaid Whitegate said...

It might be of interest to the No campaigners locally (none of whom had the guts to show up at the count) of the following votes locally:

Brynyffynnon (Cllr Phil Wynn): 70% yes
Brymbo (Cllr Paul Rogers): 70% yes
New Broughton (Cllr Neil Rogers): 75% yes
Gwersyllt N (Cllr Mike Williams): 85% yes

The Yes team estimated that just three boxes voted no out of 90 in the borough.

But the best result was from Queensway ward, which recorded a 95% yes!

Plaid Queensway said...

I think the words in a text I've just had sum it up:

Note to "NO" campaigners - don't let the door hit you on the way out!!!

Alwyn ap Huw said...

Llongyfarchiadau Wrecsam ar ganlyniad gwych.

Congratulations Wrecsam on a fantastic result.

menaiblog said...

Well done.

Plaid Queensway said...

Flintshire 62% yes vote and the biggest swing in Wales since the last referendum at 24%. The figures in Wrecsam and Denbighshire are similar. Come on north east Wales!

Anonymous said...

What will Dutton's Dirty Dozen do now? Resign, having been overwhelmingly rejected by their voters.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

It might interest that thatcherite Councillor for Bronington, Rodney Skelland that two wards on the outskirts of Whitchurch and Malpas in Cheshire voted YES (Horsemans Green and Worthenbury). Perhaps Rodney wasn't representing his constituents when he signed up as a prominent No campaigner.

Anonymous said...

So proud that Wrexham and the rest of the North East voted yes. So very proud. What a beautiful day for Wales. We're strong, we're not defeated, we will redeem the failures and injustice of the past.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Anyone see Phil Wynn on Yes butt, no butt last night? He was hysterical, he's now paranoid about the press.