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Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price announces reshuffle of top team

12 Jan 2022 3 minutes Read
Adam Price. Picture by Plaid Cymru.

The Leader of Plaid Cymru has said his party is “ready to make a real difference” in 2022 as he unveils a reshuffle of his team in the Senedd.

Adam Price has revealed that Cefin Campbell MS would be the second Designated Member to help implement the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

Campbell will join Sian Gwenllian MS who was announced as the Lead Designated Member last month.

Price confirmed that Heledd Fychan MS would become the Spokesperson for Children and Young people, Welsh Language, Culture, Sport and International Affairs, Sioned Williams MS the Spokesperson for Post-16 Education, Social Justice and Equalities; and Mabon ap Gwynfor MS the Spokesperson for Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Housing and Planning.

The Plaid Leader added that Wales faced “many challenges” in 2022 including the continuing pandemic, the climate crisis and a “hostile” Westminster Government and stressed that his party was “ready to meet those challenges head-on”.

Adam Price said: “I am proud to appoint Cefin Campbell as the second and final Designated Member of the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

“Cefin is an outstanding politican with years of experience under his belt. He and Sian Gwenllian form part of a team that will work with the Government to take the Co-Operation Agreement forward to ensure its successful delivery.

“It is fitting to announce Cefin’s new role on the first day of the new Senedd term.

“From the pandemic, a climate emergency, a cost-of-living crisis and a hostile Westminster Government, Wales begins 2022 with many challenges ahead. Plaid Cymru is ready to meet those challenges head on and to make a real difference to the lives of the people of Wales through the Co-Operation Agreement which will secure transformational support for some of our poorest households.

‘Honour’ 

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell MS said: “It is an honour and a priviliege to be invited to become a Designated Member as part of the exciting and transformative Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

“The Co-Operation Agreement is a radical and transformative programme which will bring real and long-term benefits for the people of Wales — including free school meals to all primary school children. It signifies an opportunity, and a new way of doing politics.

“I look forward to working with my fellow designated member Sian Gwenllian and the Welsh Government Ministers and pledge to do my utmost to ensure the successful delivery of the agreement and its 46 policy areas.”

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Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
7 days ago

If you really are “ready to make a real difference,” what are your plans for the May local elections?
It’s all good knock about having a go at those wicked Tories, but local authorities have real powers to influence peoples lives, address many issues of concern and indeed national life.
Answer please!

Richard
Richard
7 days ago
Reply to  Dr John Ball

John…dont worry about the Tory councillors my friend.

They are well ahead of the game doing one of three things.

1: leaving their party groupings and moving to
a variety of non party, stand alone or non
aligned independent status….eg as in Powys.

2. Not standing for “ personsl reasons “

3. Joining other large groups on their councils…
…which in some cases they emerged from
orriginally.

hdavies15
hdavies15
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

John Ball isn’t at all worried about those “wicked Tories” in council elections. They are a minority party here in Wales. The real challenge for Plaid is how can they execute the delicate balancing act of being the junior partner to the governing power while aiming to take loads of seats of the same party at council elections ? Getting an indifferent electorate off its backside is a major challenge which can only be achieved by sharing with that electorate a vision underpinned by some hard facts/plans. If we continue to suffer low % turnout then it will be the… Read more »

Richard
Richard
7 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

In many parts of Wales you are right but they tend to bunched in strategic areas –

Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Monmouth
Powys
Vale of Glam
etc

hdavies15
hdavies15
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

That’s probably more than I expected. However if the ultimate aim is to gain majorities the big challenges will be in displacing deep rooted Labour regimes in authorities where, with some justification, they enjoy long term ownership rights ! Time to terminate those leases and revert them to new democratically elected management.

Richard
Richard
6 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

The second most influential political
Grouping in Wales are the independents ….not closet tory members in most cases…more a mixture of –

Rural or small town members
Individual issue folk
pro Welsh in views
Chapel background
Liberal with a small ‘ l ‘
self managing/ well organised

They always survive as Wales has !

Ex Plaid member
Ex Plaid member
7 days ago

It won’t make any difference.
Adam still has a small subset of local councilers in his party who act as if Kim Jong-un is their roll model and inspiration. Unless he sorts them out, Plaid will remain at the margins. Shame, 95% of member are wonderful people spoilt by a small number of power mad sociopaths.

Richard
Richard
7 days ago

You may have a point in thinking that PC is a touch top down rather than Gwynfors’ vision of a community up , outward facing, , consulting members party…which it was in the 1980s and 90s.

However the other side of the coin shows that PC is the most successful political “ party “ policy group in these Islands…..influencing the agenda and moving mind set in others.

Always the bridesmaid but never the bride ?

Ex Plaid member
Ex Plaid member
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

A point well put and well considered.

hdavies15
hdavies15
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

… ending up as a spinster without succession. Oh dear.

Richard
Richard
7 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Indeed 🤔

j humphrys
j humphrys
6 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

……….we don’t say that word these days.

hdavies15
hdavies15
6 days ago
Reply to  j humphrys

which ……succession ?

j humphrys
j humphrys
6 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Well, they certainly seem to monitor Gwlad’s site, imo.

will welsh
will welsh
6 days ago

Hope Education gets more money!

What Ismyname
What Ismyname
6 days ago

Glad to see Sioned in the list. She is one of the diamonds in Plaid, together with Leanne and Delyth.

Paul
Paul
6 days ago

The central problem for Plaid is that while a significant percentage are sympathetic to their policy positions, only a sub set have confidence in their ability to govern.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
6 days ago

There is a definite lack of talent in Plaids ranks…people just dont have faith in them!!

Richard
Richard
6 days ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

Your 100 per cent right mate –

not position seekers

not usualy personaly ambitious

not keen on changing their positions to suite current fashions

not likley to forget their commitment to our language and culture once elected.

not on the usual political gravey train

yep – can’t think of a reason to give them a chance ?

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