March 30, 2009

Press Release - Kirsty Williams comments on future of Prestatyn

Kirsty Williams the recently elected leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrat party and the first female leader of a political party in Wales visited Prestatyn this weekend at the invitation of local party representative Paul Penlington.

Kirsty visited a number of areas in Prestatyn and said she was “concerned for the future of this once thriving beautiful seaside town” particularly with regard to the stalled Tesco development and lack of Tourism opportunities now the Ffrith beach site has also collapsed.

As a member of the Welsh Assembly Government Kirsty agreed she is well placed to advocate on behalf of struggling local businesses in the current financial climate.

Kirsty and Paul Penlington are pictured visiting Prestatyn High Street so she could meet local business people and see for herself the difficulties they currently face.

As the new party leader Kirsty is making efforts to ensure that North Wales is firmly on the Welsh Assembly Governments agenda and feels local people are justified in feeling they have been neglected by the Cardiff based assembly. As the new Liberal Democrat Leader she intends to develop and maintain communication with local representatives like Paul Penlington to ensure North Wales views are heard in Cardiff Bay.

1 comment:

  1. Paul Penlington, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Vale of Clwyd in the 2010 General Election, has joined the Labour Party.

    Upon this news Ann Jones, Assembly candidate for the Vale of Clwyd, said:

    "Great to see that the Lib Dem candidate in the 2010 General Election has now chosen to join Labour. It took real guts and serves as a clear message to Clegg before his visit to Wales tomorrow.".