VIDEO:BBC Breakfast brings its show to the seaside

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James Wilde

Llandudno played host to BBC Breakfast as the programme brought their general election roadshow to the town.

Hosts Dan Walker and Steph McGovern talked to a variety of guests and politicians to gather their views on Brexit, immigration and poverty in the run up to the election on June 8.

 

Mr Walker, who last visited the town two years ago, said: “It’s fun to be on the beach handing out ice creams and having fun but there are serious issues that we’ve discussed today that people are concerned and worried about.

“Brexit is a very big issue. Wales voted to leave by 52% yet its on of the areas that gets more funding than anywhere else in the UK.

“Quite a few of our panel of voters were worried about poverty in Wales. We were saying today that £1 of every £5 that is spent by the Welsh Assembly is spent on issues concerning poverty which was a surprise to me that 200,000 kids in Wales live in poverty and that needs addressing.”

Bacon sandwiches and ice creams were handed out to the 150 residents and holiday makers by Ms McGovern from BBC Breakfast’s Butty Van.

Ms McGovern, who was on her first visit to Llandudno, said: “There’s so much here to see and do. I’ve never been before but I really like it.

“My favourite part was going on the tram and I went to the mine which was fun. I’ll definitely be coming back, the place has a family friendly feel to it.”

New Llandudno mayor Cllr Francis Davies and Parc Eirias rugby side RGC 1404 also turned up with players including Jacob Botica passing a rugby ball with Mr Walker.

Cllr Davies said:”I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Llandudno on the TV so I came down to welcome everyone as mayor of the town."

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