The Wrexham constituency elects members to the UK Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.The constituency includes both the town and some of its outlying villages such as Gwersyllt, Llay, Marford, Rossett and Holt.Following the Welsh reconquest of the area during the 11th century, Wrexham formed part of the native Welsh lordship of Maelor.During the 12th century the lordship was disputed between the Welsh and the English.By the end of the 6th century AD, the area was being contested between the Celtic-speaking inhabitants and the English-speaking invaders advancing from the east.
Wrexham County Borough Council is made up of 52 Councillors, with one then appointed to serve as Mayor for a year.
) is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre.
Wrexham is situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley alongside the border with England.
The last pit to close in the Borough was Bersham Colliery in 1986.
One of the worst mining disasters in British history occurred at Gresford Colliery in 1934 when underground explosions and a subsequent fire cost the lives of 266 men.
The Acts of Union passed during the reign of Henry VIII brought the lordship into the full system of English administration and law.