THE PRIME Minister has praised Wrexham and MP Sarah Atherton for ongoing progress of city.

On Wednesday, March 20 Wrexham’s MP rose to her feet in the House of Commons to share Wrexham’s progress since 2019 with the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Ms Atherton referred to Wrexham’s history as a parliamentary constituency which, for the majority of its existence, has been represented by a Labour Party MP, until she was elected as the town’s first Conservative MP in 2019.

The Wrexham’s MP said: "After decades of a Labour MP, Wrexham was known as ‘spice town’, but not anymore.

"In the last four years, we’ve become a city, with a £160 million Investment Zone; £20 million Towns Fund; £23 million Shared Prosperity Fund and soon to have the largest trading estate in Europe with more jobs than jobseekers.

"We’ve secured the future of Hightown Barracks and Hollywood has boosted our football club.”

Ms Atherton then asked Rishi Sunak, “Would the Prime Minister agree with me that it is this Conservative MP and this Conservative Government that is delivering for Wrexham?”

Ms Atherton’s question, which was well-received, attracted loud cheers from her Conservative colleagues.

The Prime Minister responded that Ms Atherton “has been an excellent campaigner for Wrexham, putting it on the map after years of decline under the Labour Party.”

He added that the new city, “is the heart of one of Wales’ Investment Zones”, before summing up that “with such a great campaigner like herself, the next five years will only look brighter for Wrexham.”

The question came to the Prime Minister just hours after he was handed a welcome boost following news that inflation has now fallen to 3.4%.

The news represents a success for the UK Government after the Prime Minister pledged to halve inflation, from its previous level of 10.7%, by the end of this year.


Sarah Atherton MP added: “I am delighted that the Prime Minister has acknowledged the progress that Wrexham has made with a sitting Conservative MP, under a Conservative Government, since 2019, after decades of neglect under Labour.

“I hope that these achievements, that we have secured together, following my election, justify the trust that my constituents showed in me when they had the courage to choose a different path and sent me to Parliament, as their first Conservative MP, in 2019.”

“As the Prime Minister stated in his reply to my question, I will continue to campaign for my constituents and our city to ensure that we extract every ounce of Wrexham’s huge potential.”