2012 Local Elections The letters we sent! Wrexham.com was the only media involved in the town to go to this effort.

We here at Wrexham.com sent written letters to all 130 odd candidates in the local Wrexham Council elections this year, and here are the replies! Where there is no reply below from a candidate, we did not receive one before the week of the 23rd April. If you are a candidate or voter reading this join in the debate or let us know what you think in our Wrexham Forums!!

Llay (2 seats)

Boland – Welsh Labour (answered below)
Davies – Independent
Taylor – Welsh Labour (answered below)
Williams – Independent


Malcolm Taylor (Welsh Labour)

1 – Which party do you align yourself with, and why? (Or if non aligned, why not?)

Labour – The party for the people.

2 – What will be your first personal priority or aim if you were elected?

I would like to improve facilities in my community.

3 – Why do you personally want to be a councillor when so often you just get blamed for problems beyond your control?

I would like to be a councillor to improve Wrexham in as many areas as possible i.e. the town centre, employment and affordable housing.

4 – Many politicians and local councillors are accused of bring out of touch with voters. What will you do to ensure you stay ‘in touch’?

I would hold regular surgeries and produce a regular newsletter.

5 – How do you plan to tackle or prevent anti-social behaviour in your local area?

Campaign for the introduction of more police back on the beat and more PCSO’s in Wrexham.

6 – Do you think any local authority has the means to improve economic and job opportunities? And if you do, what do you think the priority actions should be?

Yes, a new link road to the industrial estate is imperative in order to develop the estate further.

7 – What do you think has been the best decicion taken by the council in the last four years?

The refurbishment of council houses and solar panel installation.

8 – What do you think has been the worst decicion taken by the council in the last four years?

The building of Eagle’s Meadow has contributed to the decline of the town centre – more support should have been given to local businesses.

9 – What is your favourite place to visit or favourite thing to do in the local area?

Alyn Waters park with my granddaughter.

10 – If you had to pick your best memory connected to Wrexham, what would it be?

Seeing our Labour MP Ian Lucas and AM Lesley Griffiths get elected to represent Wrexham.


Terry Boland (Welsh Labour)

1 – Which party do you align yourself with, and why? (Or if non aligned, why not?)

I align myself with Welsh Labour because I see them as a party with a vision. I am glad I have done so after seeing what the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are doing to the country. In Wales, we have maintained free prescriptions, EMA for students, lower tuition fees, child trust funds and many more things that have been taken away by the Tory/Lib Dem English based government.

2 – What will be your first personal priority or aim if you were elected?

Save the Buses! I will be looking for a review of the Home to School Transport Policy which may affect children in Llay and other areas in a detrimental way and may affect their choice of school and the transport to it.

3 – Why do you personally want to be a councillor when so often you just get blamed for problems beyond your control?

I believe that we need good councillors who are in touch with the public and who are able to advocate on people’s behalves in a professional and effective way. I aim to interact with the people of Llay and ensure they are well informed of what is happening in their area.

4 – Many politicians and local councillors are accused of bring out of touch with voters. What will you do to ensure you stay ‘in touch’?

I will hold regular surgeries in Llay to listen to peoples’ concerns, I will produce regular newsletters to keep residents informed of my work and issues I see and will be an approachable presence both in the industrial, residential and social areas of Llay. I will also be contactable 7 days a week.

5 – How do you plan to tackle or prevent anti-social behaviour in your local area?

As a Community Councillor, I worked hard last year to combat and prevent antisocial behaviour. I worked closely with the Police and local authority agencies and initiated meetings that later produced funding for the local Youth Service to work closely with young people on the streets. I will continue to support these activities as they are now up and running in the area and I firmly believe that the community is the answer to the problem.

6 – Do you think any local authority has the means to improve economic and job opportunities? And if you do, what do you think the priority actions should be?

I do believe that the local authority can help. I would like to see initiatives for the Town Centre and surrounding villages so that businesses can be helped to strive and prosper in the area and increase employment. I would also like to see job clubs being opened in local areas as transport and postage are high in cost and benefits are being reduced.

7 – What do you think has been the best decicion taken by the council in the last four years?

The introduction of solar panels to the County as it cuts down on the Carbon Footprint and cuts down on the exorbitant bills by the electric companies.

8 – What do you think has been the worst decicion taken by the council in the last four years?

Their Home to School Transport Policy that leaves children and parents not knowing if they have transport to school in the future.

9 – What is your favourite place to visit or favourite thing to do in the local area?

My favourite places to visit in the area are Alyn Waters Country Park, Llay Resource Centre which has a great café, many of the coffee shops in Wrexham, the duck pond in Gresford and the social clubs in Llay as they allow me to interact with the people of Llay on a face-to-face basis.

10 – If you had to pick your best memory connected to Wrexham, what would it be?

My wife’s and my graduations from NEWI and being picked by Wrexham Labour to run as a candidate for these elections. If elected by the people, it will be an honour and privilege to represent them.


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