Ian Lucas

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I am standing as the Labour candidate for Wrexham on June 8 and I’d like your support to continue speaking up for our area.

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In the General Election in 2015, I made a series of pledges to the people of Wrexham.

A pledge to put Wrexham first, a promise kept. I will always give Wrexham my full and undivided attention.

A pledge to fight for well-paid jobs for Wrexham, a promise kept. I have worked to help Wrexham companies grow and fought to keep jobs in our local water company and tax office - while the Tory Government stood by, or worse, proposed taking jobs away from us.

A pledge to fight for better wages for Wrexham, a promise kept. I’ve pushed the Government for action and worked with local companies to boost wages.

A pledge to stand up for Wrexham people, a promise kept. I campaigned for women born in the 1950s denied pension equality, argued against cruel benefit cuts in Parliament and helped people with disabilities get the support they need to live independent lives.

A pledge to boost transport and communication links for our town, a promise kept. We’ve secured a new rail service to Manchester Airport, fibre broadband for 24,000 Wrexham homes and better local mobile coverage.

Now, we must do more and continue to stand up for the best for our town.

I’ll stand up for a better Brexit – protecting Wrexham’s jobs, businesses and people.

I’ll stand up for safer streets – there is a crisis on our streets and in our town centre caused by Conservative cuts, I'll push for a new police officer in each of our communities.

I’ll stand up for stronger links for our town – building on Wrexham's success securing broadband and rail links and ensuring more investment for road, rail and bus services.

I’ll stand up for our communities – working with our university, college and schools to boost our creative sector and keep working in our area to organise festivals and fun days.

I’ll stand up for Wrexham -  I always have and I always will. We must talk up our town - Wrexham is a great place to live, prosper and do business.

On June 8, vote for me – and let’s build a better Wrexham together.

Standing Up for Wrexham

I am standing as the Labour candidate for Wrexham on June 8 and I’d like your support to continue speaking up for our area.

Proposals announced by the Welsh Government today are a significant step for North Wales’ rail network.

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I’m a long-term campaigner for better transport links in North Wales, so am delighted at the news that the Welsh Government is to look in detail at the case for new railway stations in North Wales, with two stations in Wrexham and one in Flintshire among those being examined.

Under the proposals, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates, the case for new railway stations at Wrexham North and Wrexham South and Deeside Industrial Park would be examined.

This is very good news indeed, and is a significant step forward for North Wales and for the proposed North Wales Metro.

For Wrexham, it means proposals for the town to be a transport hub have moved forward again. Coupled with the upgraded Wrexham to Chester line, and with recent successes securing new rail services such as links to Manchester Airport, this news is very welcome indeed.

I’ve been in close touch with Ken Skates, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, over transport issues in recent months and I am delighted at the announcement he has made today.

The hard work we have put in building the case for better transport for our area is beginning to pay off. The Labour Welsh Government has listened – and acted.

Wales rail proposals a welcome step forward

Proposals announced by the Welsh Government today are a significant step for North Wales’ rail network.

Confusing messages from the Government about some of the new drugs being taken on our streets are hampering efforts to tackle the problem.

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That’s the clear message I have given Ministers after discussing the problem with people tackling this situation on the ground. They have told me we need clarity from the Government. Some substances cannot be possessed on the street while others can – some are even illegal in prison but not on the street. There have also been changes in the law in recent months – but these have not made as clear as they should have been by Ministers. 

I have told the Government what experts are telling me – that the current confusion is hampering efforts to tackle the problems on our streets. We need action, not words, to tackle this problem on our streets.

Experts call for clarity from Government

Confusing messages from the Government about some of the new drugs being taken on our streets are hampering efforts to tackle the problem.


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