LIBERAL Democrat leadership contender Sir Menzies Campbell brought his campaign to Wrexham on Monday.
The 65-year-old North West Fife MP told local party members at a meeting at NEWI that he was against the merger of Welsh police forces and stressed the importance of environmental issues, international political issues and regional identities.
He also said he wanted a fairer financial settlement for councils and was keen to see the Assembly granted the same governmental powers as the Scottish Parliament.
He said: 'Wrexham received the lowest funding in Wales. I want to see local authorities with members elected by proportional representation as the Scottish Parliament has decided to introduce.
'That would allow more control over budgets and a fairer amount of money to work with. I'm also against police force amalgamations, they have been taken without consultation. 'The consequences will be to reduce police accountability in an area of administration that is very sensitive.'
Speaking about his plans for the future, he said: 'The three things that set me apart from the Tories and Labour are that I stand for personal freedom, encouraging individual ambition and ensuring public services are properly funded. Tony Blair and David Cameron just push ideas around and fire off soundbites.'