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Election must not get in the way of tackling steel crisis

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As the National Assembly prepares to reconvene today to discuss the future of the Welsh steel industry, Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has insisted that action must be taken to ensure the election does not get in the way of resolving the crisis.

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Welsh Government knew of Tata closures at Christmas

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Plaid Cymru has hit out at the Labour Welsh Government after one of its members told the Financial Times he had known since Christmas that Tata had little intention of keeping its UK steel business going.

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Plaid Leader and local AM to meet Port Talbot workers hit by steel crisis

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood will today visit Port Talbot to meet steel workers affected by the crisis currently facing their industry in light of Tata’s decision to sell its UK operations.

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Leanne Wood: Welsh and UK governments ‘asleep at the wheel’ in steel crisis

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Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has today accused the Welsh and UK governments of being “asleep at the wheel” as the steel industry faces crisis putting thousands of jobs at risk.

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Plaid Cymru business rates proposals extend help to 90,000 Welsh businesses

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A Plaid Cymru government will lower business rates for 80% of Welsh businesses, the Party of Wales’ newly-appointed Shadow Minister for Small Businesses Siân Gwenllian and party leader Leanne Wood have said.

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'Down to practicalities - what is there to be done?' - Adam Price article on Tata Steel

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It is by no means an exaggeration to suggest that since Tata’s Tuesday announcement Wales is in a state of economic emergency. With the entire supply chain included, almost as many jobs are at risk as in the year-long Miners’ Strike. We are the most steel-intensive nation in Europe, with 20% of our manufacturing sector in metals. The loss of Welsh steel would be an equivalent blow to the UK losing its car industry, three time over. We literally cannot afford to let this happen.

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“Time for Welsh Government to turn words into action” - Leanne Wood

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said that the Welsh Government should show ambition and work proactively in order to minimise the damaging impact of Tata's decision to sell its UK operations.

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Plaid pledges to invest in next generation with free childcare policy

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Plaid Cymru Assembly candidates Helen Mary Jones (Llanelli) and Simon Thomas (Carmarthen West) recently visited the Gamfa Wen nursery in Carmarthen to highlight the party’s pledge to offer free childcare for all three years old in Wales.

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'Recall Assembly to resolve steel crisis' - Leanne Wood

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Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has this evening called for the National Assembly to be recalled in order to coordinate an urgent political response to the news reports that Tata is to sell the Port Talbot steelworks.

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Ambitious medical homes scheme would end delayed transfers and save money

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Plans to develop a network of intermediary medical homes across Wales with the care of patients at the heart of the initiative have been unveiled by Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Elin Jones AM.

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