Health “key priority” for Plaid Cymru in 2021

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At Plaid Cymru’s Spring Conference in Bangor last week, leader Adam Price AM (Plaid, Carms. E. & Dinefwr), told delegates his party will continue to oppose the EU Withdrawal Agreement and will continue to seek a second referendum on Brexit.

He also accused the First Minister of conceding too much to the UK Government, while a new think-tank, Nova Cambria, was launched with specialist groups looking to develop policies on the economy, health and education.

Health spokesperson, Helen Mary Jones (Plaid, Mid & West Wales), said the party would put health front and centre of its 2021 campaign, pledging to seek powers to restrict the number of fast food outlets and proposing possible tax increases to pay for social care and a Clean Air Act.

Other policies put forward at the conference include devolution of air passenger duty and migration rules, a new “Green Deal” to make Wales carbon-neutral, cuts to VAT for tourism and construction, as well as the creation of a cabinet-level post for future generations.