Friday, 23 April 2010

Labour candidate's nuclear deterrent gaffe

Labour's Clwyd South candidate has contradicted her party's line on replacing the Trident nuclear deterrent in a well-attended hustings meetings in Ruabon's community centre tonight.
Susan Jones, until recently a Labour councillor in Peckham, told the meeting that she had been convinced by the argument of Lord (Dennis) Healey against upgrading the Trident nuclear submarine system. She told the 150-strong audience at the meeting, organised by Together Creating Communities (TCC), that "I am not convinced the future of defence is nuclear."
Labour's official position is committed to the nuclear deterrent, at an estimated cost of £100 billion.

Janet Ryder, who is challenging for the seat on behalf of Plaid Cymru, said:
 "We know all three London parties are committed to more nuclear missiles at huge expense, with Tory and Labour pledging to upgrade the Trident system. But tonight we heard the Labour candidate contradict that pledge and back Plaid's position. 
 "Plaid and our colleagues in the SNP are clear in wanting to save £100bn by not spending money on this outdated weapons system. I'm very pleased Susan Jones agrees with that position but where does Labour stand on nuclear weapons? Plaid is clear that we can neither afford it morally or financially in the current economic climate."

 The evening, chaired by local minister Mike Harrison, was the latest in a series of meetings organised by TCC to hold candidates to account. The next in the series is in the Regent St Methodist Chapel in Wrexham on Monday evening.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dyfodol disglair i Gorwen - New vision for the Pavilion

Mae cynghorwyr lleol Plaid Cymru Huw Jones a Cefyn Williams wedi trefnu cyfarfod cyhoeddus pwysig nos fory i drafod y ffordd orau ymlaen wedi cau’r Pafiliwn.
 Roedd y ddau ynghyd â Steve Caldwell yn y dre’ ddechrau’r wythnos i gyfarfod Aelod Cynulliad Gogledd Cymru Janet Ryder a llywydd anrhydeddus y Blaid Dafydd Wigley.
 Roedd y ddau yna i ddangos eu cefnogaeth i sicrhau fod Corwen yn cael canolfan gymunedol gwerth chweil at y dyfodol.
 Dywedodd Janet Ryder:
 “Mae pobl ardal Corwen yn amlwg eisiau sicrhau fod adeilad pwrpasol yn dod yn sgil cau’r hen Bafiliwn.
 “Rydw i’n falch iawn o weld fod gweledigaeth go iawn ar gyfer y dyfodol a byddaf yn gwneud popeth posib i sicrhau fod gan Corwen yr adeilad cyhoeddus gorau posib ar gyfer yr 21ain Ganrif.”

New vision for the Pavilion
Local Plaid Cymru councillors Huw Jones and Cefyn Williams have arranged an important public meeting to discuss the way forward for Corwen after the closure of the Pavilion.
 They and community councillor Steve Caldwell were joined in Corwen earlier this week by North Wales Assembly Member Janet Ryder and veteran campaigner Dafydd Wigley.
 Both pledged their support for the campaign to ensure that Corwen had a proper community building to replace the Pavilion.
 Janet Ryder said:
“There is a determination in Corwen and the surrounding area that the closure of the old Pavilion should not be taken lying down.
 “I’m delighted that there is also a vision for the future and will do all I can to ensure that Corwen has a building fit for the 21st Century.”