Slice of Swansea Bay has them queuing up at Westminster
PEOPLE were queuing in the aisles in Westminster to find out about Swansea Bay's bid to become City of Culture in 2017.
MPs from all parties have been showing their support for the city region.
It came on the day that supporters of the bid set up in the Jubilee Room to show off everything that makes the region special.
Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, said he had never seen such enthusiasm for a Jubilee Room event in Westminster.
He said: "They were queuing down the aisles here in Westminster.
"It's not the case for most Parliamentary receptions, especially the ones this time of the day.
"It shows people are interested in Swansea and long may that continue as our region and city has wider regeneration.
"Swansea is a big regional hub for us across West Wales."
He added: "We fully support the local bid - it's great to see Swansea represented in Parliament.
"It's got just as much to offer as Cardiff."
Swansea East MP Sian James and Swansea West MP Geraint Davies have headed up the promotion of the bid.
Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, whose daughter previously attended Swansea University, said: "Both my children and husband are Welsh.
"The event is amazing, it shows how proud the local MPs are of their region.
"There's brilliant people here and it's a great promotion.
"The university is moving forward and it's a world class university in Wales and envied across the world.
"The event is a great advert for Swansea - I wish them every success in the world."
Such was the popularity of the event that the Welsh cakes and supplies of Joe's ice cream had run out by the end.
Everything from Welsh pate to tea was served up and Thomas Watkin was also giving samples away.
Mumbles Love Spoon gallery showcased its traditional craft and the area's universities promoted Swansea Bay as a great place to study.
Neath MP Peter Hain said he was pleased the region was working together on the bid.
"I think it's fantastic the Swansea city region are working together and it involves Neath Port Talbot, Llanelli and wider area.
"We have two fantastic sports teams in the Swans and the Ospreys."
He added:"We ought to win it."