After relentless efforts, including a petition signed by an overwhelming number of residents, taking a collective stand at Queen's Square, and extensive appeals to the Chief Fire Officer, I am delighted that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has rejected the proposed redundancies and cuts to Wrexham's fire service provision. As Wales' newest city and North Wales' largest urban settlement, with one of the biggest trading estates in Europe, the Welsh Labour Government's reckless plan to compromise Wrexham residents' safety with an overstretched fire service is symbolic of Labour’s approach – marked by illogical suggestions, damaging policies and stunting growth.
The Welsh Government’s obsession with imposing a blanket 20mph policy, set to drain billions from the Welsh economy, combined with its failure to address the major challenges facing our local healthcare services – with ambulances banked up at the Maelor – demonstrates a striking disconnect from reality. However, I will continue to stand up for the safety of Wrexham residents. Our united voice against these absurd cuts has been heard, loud and clear.