Posted: Sun 26th Apr 2015

BBC Wales brings its election tour to Connah’s Quay today

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Apr 26th, 2015

In the run up to the General Election the BBC have been taking their studio on the road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Travelling from Barry to Tregaron, they’ve been visiting and broadcasting from key constituencies along the way and the next stop is Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture credit: BBC

A visit to the the Deeside Campus of Coleg Cambria will kick off the second week’s activities on today, with programmes taking the ‘local temperature’ amongst the students and constituents and finding out which topics are being debated on the doorstep. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The public are encouraged to come down to the campus to take part in the programmes and to see BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales, Newyddion9 and Wales Today broadcasting live from the college. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coleg Cambria students talking politics and their views on the election this morning.

Coleg Cambria students talking politics and their views on the election this morning. Picture credit: BBC

BBC Radio Wales’s  Good Morning Wales will broadcast live from the BBC election tent from 6-9am then BBC Radio Cymru will take centre stage from 5pm with Post Prynhawn. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Inside Coleg Cambria, programmes will start with Radio Cymru’s Post Cyntaf from 6.30-8am followed by Rhaglen Dylan Jones until 10am. Good Evening Wales on Radio Wales will be live on air from 4pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wales Today’s lunch time and evening programmes and Newyddion9 will also be broadcasting live from the college. Wales Today will be on BBC One Wales at 1.30pm and 6.30pm whilst Newyddion9 will feature on S4C at 9pm ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

BBC Wales then Moves west on Wednesday April 29, the BBC Wales tent will be located on Llandudno Promenade, near North Parade. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The tour is part of BBC Wales’ ambitious plans for its coverage of the 2015 General Election on television, radio, online, mobile – and in local communities.  Having travelled to Barry, Carmarthen and Tregaron before visiting Connah’s Quay and Llandudno, the tour will then head south for its final destination – Cardiff. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark O’Callaghan, BBC Wales Head of News and Current Affairs, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“BBC Wales’s coverage of the election will be its most innovative and memorable yet, with our audience able to follow the journey to May 7 on television, radio, online and mobile. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Viewers can join us on the election trail as we take our news programmes on the road, giving voters the length and breadth of Wales the opportunity to raise issues that matter to them.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

BBC Radio Wales would very much like to hear about the issues that matter to listeners when deciding who to vote for. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If your interested in contributing to Good Morning Wales or Good Evening Wales are asked to email laura.lea@bbc.co.uk. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For Welsh language contributors to Radio Cymru’s Post Cyntaf or Taro’r Post call 029 2032 2066 or email tarorpost@bbc.co.uk and post.cyntaf@bbc.co.uk. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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