Monday, 10 January 2011
Old rivals join forces for Wales
Assembly Members Leighton Andrews and Leanne Wood joined forces this morning to hand out leaflets for the Yes campaign in Tonypandy Market in the Rhondda.
It is the first time that Mr Andrews, the Labour Minister for Education and Rhondda AM, and Ms Wood, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales Central since 2003, have ever campaigned together.
Mr Andrews said: “The cross-party Yes for Wales campaign is now up and running and taking the message to the people of the Rhondda. We had a great reception in Tonypandy today despite the weather.”
Ms Wood added: “Over the years Leighton and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on a range of political issues so I wouldn’t be surprised if our presence on the streets together in Tonypandy surprised a few people.
“Although we have our differences, when it comes to securing a stronger voice for Wales, we are in full agreement. We had a positive response from the shoppers and I hope the message is getting across to people that this is a positive step.”
From the Yes for Wales website (IeDros Gymru yn Gymraeg).
Rhondda Says Yes is now on Facebook here.