Cardiff politicians run the rule over rail seats

October 2011. Invited over the Severn Bridge by Cardiff City Supporters Trust, the Safe Standing Roadshow made its first visit to Wales in September, dropping in on a rainy late afternoon at the Ninian Arms public house, just a stone's throw away from Cardiff City's grounds old and new.

Cardiff politicians

Set up inside with help from the landlord (cheers!) and Trust members, the roadshow unit was then looked over closely by an audience including the club's stadium manager Wayne Nash and several Cardiff politicians. The latter included Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan, Cardiff West AM Mark Drakeford, Cardiff North AM Julie Morgan and the South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies.

All seemed very interested, not least by the intriguing question as to whether stadium licensing should become a devolved responsibility for the Welsh Assembly to deal with. It was noted, for instance, that stadium safety and licensing matters in Scotland are not dictated from Westminster. At least one of the Assembly Members present intended to look into this.

Pictured are Mark Drakeford AM and Julie Morgan AM (back row) and Kevin Brennan MP.