WREXHAM MP Ian Lucas has welcomed the announcement of a competition for City Status as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.
And he believes Wrexham stands a ‘strong chance’ of securing city status as part of the forthcoming nationwide competition.
He has called for cross-party support for a campaign to secure the status for the town when the competition is launched earlier this year.
The plans for a nationwide competition were unveiled yesterday as part of a series of measures designed to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Other measures to be unveiled include a one-off Bank Holiday weekend in June 2012 and a Diamond Jubilee medal.
Further details about all these developments, including the city status competition, are to be released in the coming months.
Mr Lucas said: “I am excited about all the plans and I really believe Wrexham has a strong chance for a city status bid.
“Making such a bid would be a real boost to the town’s reputation and status and a major boost to the town’s economy.
“Wrexham has come a long way in the past decade and its profile is even higher than when the town bid for city status.
“Wrexham securing its status as a Welsh city would be a real boost for North Wales as a whole.
“I want to hear as many people's views as possible on the matter in the coming months.”
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