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‘New and positive dynamic’: Key roles for new faces in Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet

21 May 2021 2 minutes Read
Mabon ap Gwynfor takes charge of shadowing Housing and Planning

There are key roles for new faces in Plaid Cymru’s new shadow cabinet, with every one of the party’s members bar Llywydd Elin Jones handed a brief.

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS has today announced his key spokespeople in the Senedd, pledging to hold the Labour Welsh Government to account with “constructive but forensic” opposition.

Dwyfor Meirionnydd’s new MS Mabon ap Gwynfor has been given the Housing and Planning role, after being a critic of the Welsh Government’s handling of the second homes crisis in rural west Wales.

Rhys ab Owen is in charge of Constitution and Justice, Cefin Campbell of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Luke Fletcher the Economy brief, Sioned Williams of Social Justice and Equalities, Heledd Fychan of Culture, Sport and International Affairs and Peredur Owen Griffiths Communities and Older People.

Llyr Huws Gruffydd will shadow Finance and Local Government, Delyth Jewell is on Climate Change, Energy and Transport, Sian Gwenllian Education and the Welsh Language and Rhun ap Iorwerth Health and Social Care.

‘Urgency’

Adam Price MS said: “I am proud to lead a united team with the skills, experience and fresh ideas needed to hold the Labour Welsh Government to account, constructively but forensically.

“Wales is now entering a critical period of transition out of the pandemic. The actions the Labour Welsh Government takes now will define our nation’s future for the next generation.

“That is why I’m determined that Plaid Cymru’s Senedd team will scrutinise every announcement and piece of legislation with the detail they demand.

“With a combination of newly and re-elected Members, the Plaid Cymru Group with bring a new and positive dynamic to Senedd proceedings.

“Where there is common ground, Plaid Cymru will always work with others for the benefit of our nation but when there is a lack of urgency and delivery, we will hold the government’s feet to the fire and demand better for Wales.”

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