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Plaid unveils programme for cleaner, safer, stronger communities
Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood will today unveiled her party’s local government manifesto, hailing an ambitious programme to create cleaner, safer, stronger communities in all parts of Wales.
Leanne Wood will be joined at her visit to Wrexham Lager by local Assembly Member Llyr Gruffydd and local council candidate Carrie Harper.
The manifesto’s key pledges include:
· Spreading prosperity throughout the country
· Cutting down on senior council staff pay & boosting ordinary workers’ wages
· Creating local jobs and apprenticeships
· Regenerating town centres and cleaning up our communities
· Providing every child with a high quality education
· Creating affordable housing and opposing LDPs that are bad for communities
· Protecting local services
Speaking ahead of the launch, Leanne Wood said:
“Plaid Cymru’s manifesto for the local elections is an ambitious programme for strengthening our communities by caring for our people and defending our children’s future.
“We have a strong track record of delivering for people in their local area. In Ceredigion, Plaid Cymru leads Wales in spending per pupil. In Gwynedd, we have protected 1,400 households from the Tory Bedroom Tax. In Plaid-led councils, top manager pay is on average £22,000 lower than Labour-led councils.
“If people want better governance and a better chance of seeing their local services safeguarded, I would urge them to back Plaid Cymru on May 4th.”
Llyr Gruffydd AM for North Wales said:
"In these local elections, Plaid Cymru is putting forward a comprehensive programme of policies, designed to protect local services and reverse the decline seen in many communities under Labour and the Tories.
“On housing, education, the environment and more, Plaid Cymru has the right ideas required to ensure that everyone in our communities have safe and adequate accommodation, to clean up our streets, and to give our children the best possible start in life.
“Our candidates form a strong team of community champions dedicated to making a real difference in their local area. A vote for Plaid Cymru on May 4th is Wales's best hope of saving local services, opposing austerity and spreading wealth fairly across the country."
Plaid Cymru Wrexham council candidate Carrie Harper added:
“Local people in Wrexham have been clear that they want a new council that listens to them, that represents their interests and that delivers for our community. Plaid Cymru is standing a record number of candidates here and we will be the positive change Wrexham needs.
“It’s appropriate that we are launching the national manifesto from a local business today, with one of our key local pledges being to help more local firms win council contracts and boost our local economy. All our candidates here in Wrexham have also pledged not to take pay rises over the next council terms or to take new iPads. We’re also committed to protecting our green fields from overdevelopment as well as working to revive our town centre.”