February 22, 2009

Press Release - For Immediate Release


February 22, 2009 – Rhyl, Denbighshire – Following a recent torrent of bad news about Denbighshire County Council which has seen the failing council face the prospect of being taken into special measures, the Vale of Clwyd Liberal Democrats have re-organised and are planning how they will fight the next council and parliamentary elections to take control of the failing Conservative-majority council.

The local party, chaired by Bodfari resident Rhodri Jones, has launched a recruitment campaign in Rhyl and Prestatyn and is looking to expand the campaign throughout the whole of the Vale over the coming months. As part of the campaign, the party’s online blog ( www.valeofclwydlibdems.co.uk ) has been re-designed and now features details of how to contact party members and upcoming events. The blog will be updated at least on a weekly basis initially with commentary on local issues and party news.

Rhodri Jones, commenting on the recent developments, said, “I am thrilled to be at the heart of a grassroots party which is in touch with local people and local issues, and is not afraid to admit that we are ambitious about what we can achieve in the Vale of Clwyd.

“Denbighshire County Council has been one of the worst performing councils in Wales. Although I acknowledge that there have been positive steps in the right direction, regrettably there are still outstanding issues of concern. Denbighshire’s lack of transparency recently, particularly over the resignation of Chief Executive Ian Miller, has angered local residents who are furious that their council tax is being wasted by an inefficient and apparently unaccountable organisation.

“Now is the time for change in Denbighshire. The Liberal Democrats believe in giving power back to local people to decide local issues, and that local government must be transparent.”

The Vale of Clwyd Liberal Democrats will be holding a number of recruitment evenings over the coming weeks and months, and will be looking for people throughout Denbighshire to contest future elections. Further details of how to join the local party can be obtained on our blog, or via our new Facebook groups. Alternatively, telephone Colum McCormack on 07554 354 911 or Paul Penlington on 07753 396 709.

To learn more about Liberal Democrat policies in Wales, please visit www.welshlibdems.org.uk

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