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Councillors to get chance to axe Wrexham city status bid in extraordinary meeting

29 Oct 2021 2 minute read
Wrexham. Picture by Kenneth Allen (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Councillors will have the opportunity to axe Wrexham’s city status bid in an extraordinary meeting of the full council.

The meeting has been called after the Plaid Cymru group on Wrexham Council submitted a request to the Mayor for one to be held.

A total of 52 councillors will get to discuss and vote on a motion that reads: “This council does not support a bid for city status”.

Wrexham Council revealed back in July that it was considering entering a competition for UK towns to upgrade their status as part of plans to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

Senior councillors have argued Wrexham has a strong case as the largest town in the north, despite missing out on city status in 2000, 2002 and 2012.

However the Plaid Cymru group on the council have questioned whether is a good use of time and of public money.

On the extraordinary meeting, Plaid Cymru Group Leader Marc Jones told “Plaid Cymru councillors have been successful in their bid to allow all councillors to have a say in Wrexham’s bid for city status. A Special meeting of the full council will be held soon to discuss and debate the idea.”

Wrexham Council have not yet set a date and a time for the meeting.

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