Baroness has seen benefits of success
A WELSH politician says she hopes Swansea Bay will play host to the City of Culture in 2017 after seeing the difference it has made to Londonderry/Derry.
Baroness Randerson, right, said if the area wins the bid it would be a tremendous boost to South West Wales.
Londonderry/Derry was awarded the prestigious event this year.
She said: "Speaking as a minister from the Wales Office, I was very enthusiastic because I have visited Derry during this current year.
"I have seen what it's done for them.
"I have seen the impact that it's had on the city.
She added: "I know Swansea well and love the area. I think it will benefit hugely."
Baroness Randerson said Port Talbot had "a massive dramatic legacy in terms of its acting sons".
"You also have Dylan Thomas who is on the school syllabus in the States," she added.
"We are represented world wide in music, added to the stunning scenery."
She said the Wales Office was 100 per cent behind the bid.
"The Wales Office is very keen and enthusiastic," she added.