The Member of Senedd for Wrexham, Lesley Griffiths, has reacted to the announcement that the town has won city status.

Wrexham is one of seven winners of a competition to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with other winners including Colchester, Doncaster, and Douglas on the Isle of Man.

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It means that Wrexham will become Wales’s newest city, having tried for city status three times prior.

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Commenting on the announcement that Wrexham has been awarded city status, Lesley Griffiths MS said: “Wrexham being granted city status offers Wrexham Council, who have driven this process in partnership with the UK Government, the chance to build on our status as the largest town in North Wales.

“I know there are mixed views amongst my constituents and the Local Authority must seize the opportunities this presents, make it a success and prove to the people of Wrexham why it was a cause worth pursuing.

“Wrexham has a rich heritage but should also be ambitious for its future. Our region has a lot to be proud of and I hope the new title will help us continue to prosper, providing a boost for our communities, attracting additional investment and benefiting our economy.”