The Welsh Affairs Committee is a cross-party group of MPs appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise UK Government policy relating to Wales.
We are inquiring into the implications of the EU Referendum on Wales and have begun by speaking directly to the people of Wales. We hope to get to the heart of your reasons for voting and understand how we should prioritise our focus as we scrutinise the upcoming negotiations.
"It is key that Wales is on the front foot to benefit from new opportunities that will come from Brexit. We have launched this inquiry, as it is essential that the negotiations to leave the EU are scrutinised from a Welsh perspective, and that Wales’s voice is heard." - David T.C. Davies MP
Prestatyn Costa Coffee & Scala Cinema
Monday 5 December
How did you vote?
Prestatyn resides in Denbighshire and voted by 54% to Leave - with a turnout of 69.1%
"Wales has not had adequate capital investment."
"Very little to show that EU money has created jobs."
"People in North Wales don't feel engaged with the Welsh Assembly."
"People feel disenfranchised."
"The Business Park in St Asaph is an example of what EU funds could bring to an area. But the funds are very restrictive in terms of what they can be used for."
"EU money has been thrown at problems rather than addressing the underlying issues."
"Funds should be targeted at a local level, rather than being decided in a top down manner. Skills development, business and infrastructure are the main priorities."
"Following Brexit, areas of deprivation should not be treated any differently."
"Access to the single market has to be retained."
"A continued good trading relationship with Ireland is essential, and should be tariff free. A separate customs and border resolution with the Republic of Ireland should be sought."
What happens next?
Following your recommendations, we will examine the impact on Welsh Agriculture after Brexit. Details to be announced shortly.
We also heard from Professor Alan Page, Dundee University, on 20 February, to discuss the repatriation of powers post-Brexit and its impact on the devolution settlement. Watch the session live on Parliament TV.