Wales being held back by Westminster say Plaid Cymru at election campaign launch
Only a vote for Plaid Cymru will make Westminster wake up and pay attention to Wales, leader Adam Price will say at the party’s General Election launch on Anglesey today.
Plaid Cymru will launch its general election campaign at an event in Menai Bidge, in the Ynys Môn contistuancy, under the slogan “Wales, it’s us.”
Wales was not mentioned once in Boris Johnson’s “botched” Brexit deal, and Wales’ parliament has been “overruled and ignored time after time,” leader Adam Price will say.
Tackling crime by introducing a Welsh justice system and devolving policing will also be among the key pledges.
Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts MP and Ynys Môn candidate Aled ap Dafydd will also be present at the launch at the Victoria Hotel.
“Plaid Cymru’s ambition for Wales is without limit,” leader Adam Price will say at the launch.
“We know the potential of our country. We know what we can achieve. And Plaid Cymru will always demand more for Wales.
“But the truth is: Wales is being held back by Westminster. We’re at the bottom of every league table going. Our economy has been neglected for a century and more. And there are families in every part of this country who live in poverty generation after generation.
“It is now beyond doubt that it’s time for change. And the way to make change happen is to back ourselves – to back Wales and back Plaid Cymru.
“There is no other party with higher ambition for Wales. There is no other party who always, without fail, puts Wales first. There is no other party who believes, above all else, that it’s time for us to back ourselves and take our future into our own hands.
“Wales, it’s time. Wales, it’s now. Wales, it’s us.”
Adam Price will also set out Plaid Cymru’s key demands in the general election, which include:
- demanding a Final Say referendum on Brexit in which Plaid Cymru will campaign to Remain.
- a Welsh Green Jobs Revolution – investing in renewables, infrastructure, and digital, and creating tens of thousands of jobs;
- a new approach to care – delivering free social care through a new National Health and Care service, with thousands of new medical staff;
- lifting thousands of children out of poverty – universal free childcare and a new £35 a week payment for every child in low income families;
- taking action on housing – major investment in affordable homes and introducing rent relief for people who pay more than 30% of their income on rent; and
- combating crime – by creating a Welsh justice system, devolving policing, and creating a new £50 million crime prevention fund to recruit 1,600 new police officers.
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