Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Plaid doubles number of candidates in Wrecsam

Plaid Cymru has doubled the number of candidates it's standing for the county council in Wrecsam.
A total of 13 candidates were unveiled today, with more standing for community councils across the borough.
Marc Jones, who is defending his seat in Whitegate, said:
"In 2008 we stood six candidates and won four seats. This time we are doubling our candidates and hope to increase the number of councillors.
"Our focus in this election is to build on the work we've done in our communities and focus on what we need to achieve to make Wrecsam a better place for all to live. We will focus on:
• Jobs and building the economy (e.g. through increasing procurement from local firms)
• Affordable housing rather than commuter estates
• Real democracy - respecting local views and having open and transparent government."

He added:
"As with many other parts of Wales, Plaid Cymru in Wrecsam has been energised by the victory of Leanne Wood as our new party leader. Our campaign is more organised and focussed than ever before and the recent influx of new members means we can reach people directly more quickly than ever before.
"Half our candidates have never contested an election before but want to do their bit for their community. They include community campaigners, trade unionists, full-time mums and people with a range of skills and talents that will do their community proud."

The Plaid candidates are:

Teri Birch - Erddig
Julie Bomber - Grosvenor
Mike Davies - Rhosnesni
Eric Evans - Dyffryn Ceiriog
Carrie Harper - Queensway
Michael Harper - Coedpoeth
Arfon Jones - Gwersyllt W
Gwenfair Jones - Gwersyllt N
Marc Jones - Whitegate
Maurice Jones - Hermitage
Steve Jones - Wynnstay
Nia Lloyd - Coedpoeth
Pol Wong - Rhiwabon

The full list of council candidates is here - a more readable version is on


Anonymous said...

Brilliant 13 people willing to stand up for a free Wales, only 3 short of the 16 who stood in Ynys Mon for the 2008 elections.

Anonymous said...

How well do you think you will do in reality? Don't know the local politics of Wrexham... but do you think you'll increase the current numbers?