Posted: Fri 6th Dec 2019

Updated: Wed 26th Feb

GWYNEDD/ Jeremy Corbyn visit to north Wales

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 6th, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn will visit North Wales to target marginal seats in a bid to drum up support before polling day.
On Sunday the Labour leader to visit the Arfon, Aberconwy and Clwyd West constituencies – currently held by Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives respectively.
In his last visit to North Wales in the run-up to the 2017 General Election hundreds turned out for a rally in Colwyn Bay.
On Sunday the man hoping to become the next Prime Minister will hold a rally in Bangor at 12pm. In 2017 Labour came within 92 votes of taking the Arfon seat from Plaid Cymru.
He will then move on to a “barnstorm event” at an unnamed location in the Aberconwy constituency at 2pm before a similar event in Colwyn Bay at 3:30pm, which forms part of the Clwyd West seat.
There, Labour are challenging the Conservatives who currently hold majorities of 635 and 3,437 respectively.
The exact locations of each event have not yet been revealed.  Last week a YouGov poll seemed to indicate the party will have a  fight on its hands to  retain the six North Wales seats it currently holds.
But Labour is confident it can do that and secure more this time around.
A party spokesperson said: “This election is a once in a generation chance for us. Together we can reverse a decade of austerity.
“Take power from the billionaires, the bad bosses and the big polluters and give it to workers, young people, communities and everyone the Tories have failed for so long.
“We’re coming together to make our voices heard this weekend.
“This is about getting together, being inspired, and making a difference in the final week.”
Plaid Cymru has been highly critical of Labour’s heavy targeting of the Arfon seat, with social media spats taking place between the two parties after Merseyside-based activists were seen campaigning in the constituency.
Plaid Cymru candidate for Arfon, Hywel Williams told the Labour leader to focus on fighting the Tory held seats in North Wales.
He said:  ‘Mr Corbyn is holding a meeting in Arfon, a constituency held by Plaid Cymru since 1974.
“At the same time the Tories are threatening to defeat his candidates all across north Wales.
 “I do notice however that there is a map on the booking form for his event as I suppose people travelling from far away might not know where Bangor is.”
For more details on Sunday’s planned events, visit:
https://events.labour.org.uk/event/313275
https://events.labour.org.uk/event/313278
https://events.labour.org.uk/event/313280

By Gareth Williams – Local Democracy Reporter



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