A hustings in Amlwch saw all four candidates answer questions on Wylfa Newydd. However, it largely became a parallel debate over Brexit – with the Plaid Cymru and Labour candidates preferring a second referendum, while the Brexit and Conservative party nominees raised the “need” to “get it done.” there was general backing to the job creation aspects of the controversial plans. Virginia Crosbie described the nuclear project as “a top priority and the key to prosperity,” praising the Orthios eco-plant development and raising the need to develop the former Lein Amlwch railway as a traffic-free cycling and walking path. Helen Jenner also backed Wylfa and critisied “terrible” local public transport, but would instead like to see the rail tracks accomodate a heritage railway to boost tourism, such as the Ffestiniog Railway. Mary Roberts also backed Wylfa and the Lon Las Môn campaign , while also investing in renewables – going on to say that a lack of affordable homes was also contirbuting to outward migration from the island. Aled ap Dafydd spoke of the need for a “green revolution” and that local people must be prioritised for jobs and the supply chain if the Wylfa Newydd project is revived, and a “compelling argument” for active travel alongside a re-opened Lein Amlwch.
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