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Plaid-Labour deal ‘to include measures to tackle second homes’

19 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read
Adam Price picture by Plaid Cymru. Mark Drakeford picture by CPMR – Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Measures to tackle the second homes crisis will be included in a Plaid Cymru and Labour deal in the Senedd, sources have said.

An announcement on a deal could be made as early as Monday after the parties’ ruling bodies meet for discussions over the weekend.

It was announced in September that talks between the parties were ongoing after Welsh Labour ended up one seat short of a majority at the Senedd elections in May.

Plans to change council tax and reforms to social care are also believed to have been parts of the discussions, according to the BBC. There will be no Plaid Cymru ministers in the government.

In September the two parties issued a joint statement which says that with the pandemic, the climate emergency, the consequences of Brexit, and the threat to devolution it was “more important than ever that political parties work together”.

The statement said: “As Wales prepares for a stronger future beyond the coronavirus pandemic; responds to the climate emergency, the ongoing consequences of leaving the European Union, and threats to devolution; it is more important than ever that political parties work together wherever they have common interests on behalf of people in Wales.

“Constructive initial discussions have taken place between the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru exploring ways of building a more equal, just and democratic nation for all.

“These discussions are continuing to explore an ambitious co-operation agreement to be based around a number of defined policy priorities and the governance arrangements on which the Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru can work together to deliver for Wales.”

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Dai Rob
Dai Rob
8 days ago

Interesting….!
(Que the right wing,Welsh beyatches try to shout it down with their enviroment hating, BritNat/Ukip/Abolish chums joining in…..)

hdavies15
hdavies15
8 days ago

Alongside the “tackling” of second homes issues should be a clear plan of action to eradicate homelessness by meeting the needs of local people who are the primary “victims” of this second homes crisis. Both Plaid and Labour need to be able to distinguish between genuine local cases and those who have either relocated voluntarily in pursuit of a “housing opportunity” or have been shipped into various parts of Wales by English local authorities and 3rd sector bodies. We have enough problems to tackle and resolve before giving priority to any others. Not a discriminatory act at all just having… Read more »

Grayham Jones
8 days ago

We in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be stop all second homes in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 take all second homes of them and give them to young welsh people who can’t get on the housing market because of incomers it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 days ago

When Plaid Cymru & Welsh Labour agree to work together , especially when there’s no overall majority in the Senedd, is usually done in the Welsh national interest. Unlike the Welsh Tories that is, who will do their utmost to criticise just for the sake of it, state the usual anti-English & nationalist claptrap, but are void when it comes to any constructive solution to this second homes crisis, an issue I might add that’s largely been engineered & caused by historical policies made by their English Conservative puppet master in Whitehall.

Last edited 8 days ago by Y Cymro
Richard
Richard
8 days ago

The importance to / for Wales must always be the delivery of policies that benefit Wales.

In reality most people agree on most things – with all the fuss on side issues.

A good national health service
Quality Education
Good Training to work pathways
Employment for all
Care for the Elderly in Safe Settings
Affordable Homea for young peoplr
Sustainable local Communuities
A secure future for both our national languages and cultures
A fit for purpose national transport network etc etc

Any emerging agreement needs to stick with these – our people and communities deserve no less

JonathanEdwards
JonathanEdwards
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

So you think people don’t agree on Wales getting a dynamic economy? Or on getting Indy as the way to do it? Yes, you may be right. We Welsh are too fond of doing just enough to get by. For which English subsidies are required. Trist o beth

Richard
Richard
7 days ago

Mae yn meit 👍🏼 Cyd weithio pob tro 👍🏼

Welshman21
Welshman21
8 days ago

Be quite nice to see a reduction in my council tax as I’m a low earner. If that’s how it will work out…

Chris Franks
Chris Franks
8 days ago

The trouble is that the tories only want to be destructive. At least Plaid wants what is best for Wales. However let’s see what’s in any agreement.

Richard
Richard
8 days ago
Reply to  Chris Franks

Quite right Chris. The proof of the pudding etc 👍🏼

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
8 days ago

Please just get on with it!

Jack
Jack
8 days ago

A lot of people seem to be criticising Plaid for this deal, but if they were offered some action on 2nd homes then how could they possibly turn that down? They’ve been calling for action for years.

These decisions have a real impact on people’s lives and their communities. Time to move on from petty political bickering.

Richard
Richard
8 days ago
Reply to  Jack

Spot on 👋🏽

Grayham Jones
7 days ago

No more second homes in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 we in wales have got to stop being little Englanders and and be proud to be welsh

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