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Secretary of State guilty of “smears and insinuation”

Following the comments made by the Secretary of State in last night’s Question Time programme, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said:

“Not only is the Secretary of State for Wales distorting history with smears and insinuation, he is also in denial over the divisive rhetoric coming from numerous voices in his own Tory party.

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Cross-party statement on resisting the Tories' toxic politics

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Below is a joint statement signed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, and Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party calling for progressive parties to work together to resist the ‘Tories' toxic politics’.

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Leanne Wood presses to protect “world class” vascular surgery in Ysbyty Gwynedd

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Plaid Cymru resists centralisation of key surgery

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has challenged the First Minister on his government’s proposals to remove vascular surgery from Ysbyty Gwynedd. Leanne Wood said that the service at Ysbyty Gwynedd was recognised as one of the best in the world, and warned of the knock-on effects of removing the service from Ysbyty Gwynedd and forcing patients to travel to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for treatment.

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Make car parking free in Welsh towns

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There should be free parking in Welsh towns in order to keep our town centres bustling, Plaid Cymru will say today (Wednesday October 5th 2016). Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government Sian Gwenllian will call on the Welsh Government to set up a new fund to enable local authorities and community groups to offer free car parking in towns throughout Wales to support local shops and businesses.

Sian Gwenllian said that Wales has more empty shops on its high streets than the rest of the UK, and said that the Welsh Government should recognise the need to support the high street in order to keep it as a vibrant economic hub.

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Government adopts Plaid Cymru proposals to retain 22 local authorities

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But plans need to integrate health and social care to create seamless service

Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on Local Government reform, Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Member for Local Government Sian Gwenllian said:

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Plaid hits out at UK Government for 'holding NHS staff to ransom'

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Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Secretary Rhun ap Iorwerth AM has hit out at proposals unveiled today by the UK Government to end NHS England's reliance on medical staff from overseas, accusing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of "holding NHS staff to ransom."

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100 Days Since Brexit - UK in the Dark

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100 days on from the referendum on the European Union, Plaid Cymru has launched a scathing attack on the Westminster parties for their ‘shambolic, irresponsible and deluded’ response.

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Welsh Government loses almost £1 million in Pontypridd property deals

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The Welsh Government has squandered almost £1 million of taxpayers’ money after selling two properties it owned in Pontypridd.

In a Freedom of Information request by Neil McEvoy AM, it was revealed that the Welsh Government lost a total of £979,000 after recently selling two shops on Taff Street in Pontypridd.

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Plaid Cymru warns of Brexit double whammy on bTB eradication

 

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 Loss of funding and double regulation could hamper beef market

Plaid Cymru has warned that Brexit could mean a double whammy for the beef and dairy industries in Wales. The party’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas said that the combined effect of a loss of funding towards the bovine TB eradication scheme, and no guarantee that British beef will comply to EU standards could spell disaster for the dairy and beef sectors.

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Brexit contradictions expose chaos at the heart of Westminster parties

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Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Steffan Lewis AM, has today criticised the ‘chaos at the heart of the Westminster parties’ over the issue of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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