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Welsh Labour cancels autumn conference due to Covid fears

20 Sep 2021 2 minute read
Mark Drakeford. Picture by CPMR – Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Welsh Labour has cancelled its autumn conference because of Covid fears, it has been reported.

The party’s Welsh Executive Committee says it made the decision because it expects a “peak in cases” of coronavirus in November, and that it wants to take “practical action to limit the spread”.

The rise in cases is expected to pile on pressure on to health and social care services.

In a statement reported by ITV Cymru Wales political editor Adrian Masters, the Welsh Executive Committee said: “The Welsh Executive Committee has agreed to cancel Welsh Labour’s rescheduled 2021 conference in November.

“WEC reviewed plans for the coming months, considering the practical action we can take to limit the spread of Coronavirus. The virus has not gone away, and all indications are that we should expect a peak in cases and subsequent pressure on health and social care services in the Autumn.

“It has not been an easy decision, but we think it is the right one at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result.

“Our full efforts will now turn to delivering Welsh Labour’s Annual Conference in March 2022.”

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