Thursday, May 14, 2009

Public Meeting next Monday

Details below in an article from the County Times. We're having an open meeting in Montgomeryshire next Monday night - anyone welcome to come along and ask anything to me and also Eurig Wyn who's running for Plaid in the European Parliament elections. Should be a fun evening! Hoping people will have some tough questions ready for us. If not, get thinking!

Question time for candidates from Plaid Cymru

Voters in Montgomeryshire will have the opportunity to question two Plaid Cymru candidates for forthcoming elections at a public meeting in Llangadfan.

Eurig Wyn, who is standing for Plaid in the European Parliament elections on June 4, and Heledd Fychan, Plaid's candidate for the Montgomeryshire seat in Westminster, will be facing the public at an open meeting to which everyone is invited.

"Eurig Wyn has already served as an MEP for Wales from 1999 to 2005, when Wales' representation was reduced from five to four, and he is an exceptional candidate," said David Thomas, Plaid's Montgomeryshire Chairman.

He added: "Both Labour MEPs, Glenys Kinnock and Eluned Morgan, are retiring and neither has shown much interest in Montgomeryshire. In fact, it would be fair to say they have been conspicuous by their absence. Plaid's MEP, Jill Evans, by contrast, is hardly out of the news and has provided immense support to the businesses and residents of Mid Wales. Labour is putting up a weak and inexperienced team so it would be great to have Eurig Wyn representing the interests of Montgomeryshire alongside Jill Evans in Europe."

Sharing the platform in Llangadfan will be Heledd Fychan, recognised as one Plaid's rising stars who has already come to prominence by her forthright views on student tuition fees and the celebrity status of MPs.

"Heledd is superbly talented and really has her finger on the button," said Mr Thomas.

He added: "She is one of Plaid's chief bloggers and has already attracted a wide following from both Montgomeryshire and beyond. S

"She is not afraid to speak her mind and has a passion to make politics in Montgomeryshire a serious affair again. She is committed to working full time for the people of Montgomeryshire and will be a huge asset as our MP."

The meeting will take place at the Cann Office Hotel, Llangadfan, Llanfair Caereinion, on Monday, May 18, starting at 7.30pm.

1 comment:

Dewi Harries said...

How did it go? Many there?...All about expenses?