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Wrexham's city 2002 group today announced that 56% of Welsh MPs (excluding government ministers and those MPs repre...
Wrexham's city 2002 group today announced that 56% of Welsh MPs (excluding government ministers and those MPs representing the constituencies of applicants), have now given their support to Wrexham's bid to be granted city status in 2002.

This latest figure confirms the evidence from around the country that suggests Wales wants Wrexham to be its jubilee city.

Support for Wrexham's bid 'Honouring Achievement, Achieving Balance In Wales has also come from:

- 75% of Welsh councils

- 61% of national assembly members (excluding cabinet and presiding officer)

- All 5 Welsh Euro MPs

Support for Wrexham's application to become a city to mark the Queen's golden jubilee in 2002 just keeps growing. Wrexham CBC has gained support from all walks of life, from television and sports celebrities, business and tourism sectors, notables, health professionals and religious leaders.

The chair of Wrexham's city 2002 group, Emlyn Jones, principal at Yale College of Wrexham said: 'We are absolutely delighted that now we have clearly got unequivocal Wales-wide support from MPs, AMs and MEPs, in addition to businesses, groups, organisations and individuals who have added their name to our support.'

The mayor of Wrexham, Cllr Sandy Mewies said: 'Wrexham has attained so much over the past 10 years. There has been an economic, environmental, cultural and educational transformation, which is unsurpassed in Wales. We have gone from an industrial market town to a thriving modern 'city' in waiting. Wrexham has now emerged as a truly regional centre in North Wales. With two urban civic cities in South Wales and no equivalent in the north, city status for Wrexham can help achieve balance in Wales.'

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