Plaid Cymru could cancel autumn conference due to Covid-19 fears
Plaid Cymru could cancel its conference in the autumn due to Covid-19 fears.
The party’s Steering Committee has recommended that the event, which was due to be held in October, be cancelled “in light of the latest public health picture”.
Welsh Labour has already cancelled its autumn conference because it expects a “peak in cases” of coronavirus in November, and it wants to take “practical action to limit the spread”.
Plaid Cymru Steering Committee’s made the recommendation to the party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, which will make a decision on the matter in the “coming days”.
The statement by the Plaid Cymru Steering Committee to party members said: “The Plaid Cymru Steering Committee met last night to discuss the party’s Annual Conference due to be held in Aberystwyth on 15-16th October in light of the latest public health picture.
“Following careful deliberation, the Committee decided to recommend to the party’s National Executive Committee that Conference should be cancelled.
“Should the NEC accept the recommendation, we know you will share our frustration and disappointment that we cannot meet one another in person.
It added: “However, we trust that you will understand that the recommendation is being made with the utmost safety of members and stakeholders in mind.
“The NEC will be meeting in the coming days to consider our recommendation and the final decision will be communicated to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding at this uncertain time.”
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