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Wrexham AFC Stadium of the North bid gets backing from across the region

Wrexham AFC’s bid to redevelop the Kop End of The Racecourse Ground and once again host international matches has won support from Labour figures across North Wales.

Members of the Senedd, UK Parliament and Wrexham Council have unanimously backed the campaign by Wrexham legends to secure vital funding from the UK Government.

North Wales Labour MSs Jack Sargeant, Ken Skates and Carolyn Thomas were joined by Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami and Wrexham Labour Group leader Dana Davies in pressing the UK Government to agree to fund the redevelopment of The Racecourse as part of the ambitious plans to transform the gateway to Wrexham.

The Labour activists, spanning communities from Holyhead to Hanmer, said it was time the UK Government gave the Wrexham Gateway project the same level of support that the Welsh Government has pledged.

A joint statement said: “This campaign is one that transcends political differences and which should unite everyone in supporting the transformation of Wrexham and its iconic stadium so it can once again host international fixtures.

“Labour Ministers in the Welsh Government have been helping to drive this vision from the outset and have already committed millions of pounds.

“To realise Wrexham’s ambitions, UK Government money is needed. We support Wrexham AFC’s campaign in calling on Ministers in Westminster to do as the Welsh Government has done and put money into the project.”