Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Member of the Senedd, Adam Price, has today commented on the historic change to the make-up of Ammanford’s Town Council. This comes as the Town Council is now without a Labour representative for the first time in its history. Following the departure of Labour members this past week, the Town Council is now entirely made up of Plaid Cymru and Independent Councillors, marking a historic shift in the Council’s membership.
Commenting on this radical change, Adam said: “Ammanford and the Amman Valley were a Labour stronghold for the entire time I grew up in the area. The legacy of this mining community long favoured the Labour party, as my parents, neighbours and community lived with the lasting impact of a Thatcher government.
However, times in Wales are changing, and we have seen many communities, at a very local level, vote for Plaid Cymru due to their dissatisfaction with the status quo in Wales. A Labour Government in power for a generation has let its citizens down, and these local changes are indication that people are starting to believe that we can do better. It give me great pride to think of the Ammanford area as a new heartland for Plaid Cymru.”