Councillor Keith Gregory, who represents Smithfield ward on Wrecsam Council, has joined Plaid Cymru.
He made his announcement at a packed public meeting with Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru's leader, and spoke from the heart about his decision to join after working with Plaid Cymru locally and listening to Leanne's speech at the recent party conference in Aberystwyth.
The meeting was part of Leanne's leader tour throughout Wales and also the opportunity to launch the Westminster campaign of local candidate Carrie Harper.
Carrie spoke with passion about the way people can take control of their own lives and communities rather than passively accepting what is being done to them. To create a better Wrecsam and a better Wales, she said, we had to challenge the stale politics of the big three London parties.
Leanne's pitch was more direct - if you want to change Wales for the better, join Plaid!
Her success in recruiting Keith and a number of other new members on the night shows how successful that message is. Ymlaen!