‘WE’LL MAKE WALES WEALTHIER’ – PROMISES PENARTH’S PLAID AM LEANNE WOOD

Leane Wood Leader of Plaid Cymru, Plaid AM for Penarth once wanted to be a tv newsreader.

Leane Wood Leader of Plaid Cymru, Plaid AM for Penarth once wanted to be a tv newsreader.

The leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood – whose South Wales Central constituency includes Penarth – is launching her party’s campaign today for the May 5th Welsh Assembly Election.

Wood – who, it’s emerged, once harboured ambitions to become a television news-reader – says Plaid Cymru is aiming to create a “well, well-educated, and wealthier Wales” .

As a Tonypandy schoolgirl Leanne Wood wanted emulate network tv newsreader Moira Stuart.

As a Tonypandy schoolgirl Leanne Wood wanted emulate network tv newsreader Moira Stuart.

Amongst the Plaid policies being unveiled are plans for “shorter NHS waiting times” , “free care for the elderly”  and “improved school standards”  – all objectives which the Welsh Labour Government  has failed to achieve in its 17 years in office.

Wood says  that  17 years of unbroken Labour  rule has brought “economic stagnation” and “declining public services” .

She did not refer to the four years –  from 2007 to 2011 –  during which Plaid Cymru kept Labour in power by entering into coalition inj the Welsh Assembly.

Leanne Wood now claims that “People in Wales are crying out for competent leadership”. She says  “Their hopes and frustrations have informed our most ambitious programme for government to date” which aims to create “a well, well-educated and wealthier Wales and “a fairer, more prosperous nation which can stand on its own two feet“.

Plaid Cymru's European Member of Parliament Jill Evans with Plaid MP Liz Saville Roberts at the Calais refugee encampment.

Plaid Cymru’s European Member of Parliament Jill Evans with Plaid MP Liz Saville Roberts at the Calais refugee encampment.

Meanwhile Plaid Cymru is also urging that more refugees camped out in Calais are admitted to Britain – and Wales.

Plaid Cymru’s Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts and Plaid MEP Jill Evans – visiting the camp this week – say that so far more refugees have “lost their lives in the Mediterranean last year than found refuge in Wales”.

The Plaid duo is demanding “a co-ordinated effort from the UK Government, Welsh Government and local authorities to ensure refugees are welcomed in Wales and that their needs are sufficiently met including the adequate resourcing and funding of host communities.”

Plaid Cymru – the Welsh Nationalist Party – was originally formed in Penarth in 1924  [ See PDN http://tinyurl.com/z3sovwd%5D

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2 Responses to ‘WE’LL MAKE WALES WEALTHIER’ – PROMISES PENARTH’S PLAID AM LEANNE WOOD

  1. Christopher David says:

    Some of the things Ms Wood says make eminent sense and she is one of the few honest AM’s refusing to take the ridiculous inflation busting £10,000 pay rise most AM’s will cream off. The problem is some of Plaids policies are a bit dream like and certainly very expensive. For example the UK cannot afford the huge cost allocated to propping the up Welsh language when an opt in policy would do it at a fraction of the cost (I want it kept alive Barkers). Plaid are like the Greens- they have a heart and honesty lacking amongst most “main stream” AM’s and MP’s and have some great ideas / policies but water it with lack of robust economic policies. One thing though all but the very blinkered should address is achieving a change from Labour who have a very unhealthy stranglehold on Wales. Scotland did it and even came to terms with independence being a pipe dream in the process.

  2. Johnabutt says:

    The leadership offered to the Scottish party was exceptional, No one in Welsh politics holds a candle to Nichola Sturgeon.

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