Plaid Cymru’s leader Leanne Wood has backed Wrexham to become the powerhouse of North Wales by calling for moving specific Welsh Government functions to help deliver a devolution dividend for all Wales outside Cardiff Bay.
On a visit to Wrexham this morning, Leanne Wood said: “Plaid Cymru, as the Party of Wales, wants the Assembly to work for all of Wales. That’s not always been the case with the Labour-run government, which has chosen to blow £1 billion on an M4 by-pass for Newport rather than choosing to invest in much-needed infrastructure here in the North.
“Plaid Cymru is committed to making sure devolution works for every part of Wales, including the north-east. We want to see, for example, some functions of Welsh Government run from Wrexham so that we create a real Northern powerhouse here. Wrexham and Flintshire are already great centres of manufacturing and innovation, there are excellent colleges and Glyndwr University to back up that economic development. We need to see a real commitment from the Welsh Government to boosting Wrexham as an important centre in the North.”