|Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood and North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd with some of Wrexham's local team of candidates.|
Plaid Cymru has unveiled its strongest-ever team of candidates in Wrexham with almost a third of seats in the county borough being contested.
- Gwersyllt W - Gwenfair Jones
- Queensway - Carrie Harper
- Smithfield - Paul Williams
- Cartrefle - Bryan Pritchard
- Offa - Phil Phillips
- Brynyffynnon - Sarah Roberts
- Hermitage - Jamie Hack
- Borras - Darren Picken
- Acton - Shaun Davies
- Whitegate - Iolanda Banu Viegas
- Grosvenor - Marc Jones
- Dyffryn Ceiriog - Anne Lloyd Morris
- Penycae - Aled Powell
- Rhostyllen - Katie Courtney
- Ruabon - Pol Wong
Plaid Cymru's Wrexham chair Marc Jones said:
"We have a team with a wealth of talent and abilities who are deeply committed to their communities, where they live and work. We've all been working hard in our local communities over the years and this election is just the culmination of that hard work. It's a strong slate of candidates who will do their best for Wrexham."
Plaid activists have been at the forefront of campaigns to
• defend public services such as our fire engine,
• protect workers' jobs at Dee Valley Water,
• challenge poor council decisions such as closing Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Nant Silyn and day care centres
• reject overspending on consultants, the mayor and councillors' iPads at a time of austerity
• oppose fracking and the environmental destruction of our environment with plans for 12,000 homes in Wrexham.
Mr Jones added:
"Many of our candidates joined Plaid Cymru through local campaigns and activism. They have seen that the natural home for people who are passionate about their community and town is Plaid Cymru and that's why we've put together the most comprehensive local manifesto possible to outline that vision we have to transform the town.
"We all realise that the next few weeks will determine the course of how Wrexham is run for the next five years. If we don't get it right and see a drastic change in the way this council is run, then I fear for the worst. It's in the hands of the voters and I'm confident they will make the right decision for Wrexham."
To read Plaid Cymru's local manifesto go to www.plaidwrecsam.cymru.