Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has launched Plaid’s manifesto for the General Election pledging to invest in infrastructure in order to "transform" Wales's schools, hospitals, roads and railways.

After the launch of her party's ambitious and fully-costed Action Plan for Wales, Leanne Wood said a cash injection was "urgently needed" to kick-start a genuine economic recovery in Wales, generating jobs in all parts of the country and revitalising areas decimated by deindustrialisation.

Plaid Cymru’s Action Plan also includes wide-ranging proposals to protect Welsh public services, trade and exports, agriculture, higher education and crucial workers' rights as the negotiations to leave the European Union get underway.

Party of Wales Leader Leanne Wood said:

"Plaid Cymru's plan to invest in our schools, hospitals, roads and railways would bring about a revolution in our infrastructure network.

"In all parts of our country, buildings which are the bedrock of our vital public services are creaking. Much of our housing stock is decades old and in decay. The state of our roads and railways are going backwards when they should be taking us forward as a nation.

"‎Many of our towns and cities are still living in the shadow of deindustrialisation. Now is the time to kick-start a genuine economic recovery in Wales by investing in every part of our country.

"Plaid Cymru's £7.5bn plan is an ambitious yet achievable goal that would generate jobs, boost productivity, and transform our‎ economic fortunes.

"Wales has faced decades of neglect and underinvestment at the hands of successive Labour and Tory governments in Westminster.

"Our public services have been cut to the bone and we are still waiting for our first mile of electrified railway. We know that Wales can do better than this. It's time to build up our country - and Plaid Cymru has the action plan to do just that.

"History tells us that the Tories and Labour never have and never will put the interests of Wales, its economy and its people first. Only a vote for Plaid Cymru on June 8th will ensure that there is a strong team of MPs in London willing and able to defend and develop Wales."

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