Making a Difference

Almost a quarter of a century ago, people in Wales voted for self-government for Wales, with a promise of a new type of politics. They placed their trust in a new democracy with an instruction to work differently – inclusively and co-operatively.

In the face of the pandemic, a cost of living crisis and a hostile Conservative government in Westminster - determined to do everything it can to undermine our national institutions – it is in our nation’s interests for parties to work together for Wales.

Following discussions and agreement with our members, Plaid Cymru entered into a Co-Operation Agreement with Welsh Government in December 2021.

It is thanks to Plaid Cymru that key policies - from feeding our children by extending free school meals, to caring for our elderly and vulnerable citizens through the creation of a National Care Service – now feature in an ambitious, nationbuilding Programme for Government.

The Co-operation Agreement, negotiated by Plaid Cymru with Welsh Government, is a central element of our vision for local government across Wales.

Free School Meals to all primary school children

Free childcare for all two year olds

A National Care Service to provide a stronger, seamless service and better working conditions for social care professionals

Immediate action to address second homes and unaffordable housing, using the planning, property and taxation systems

End homelessness

Establish Unnos, a national construction company, to improve the supply of social and affordable housing

Reform Council Tax to make it fairer

Work with local authorities to develop plans for an integrated transport system

Commission independent advice to examine potential pathways to net zero by 2035

Commission an independent review into extreme flooding in winter 2020-21 and act on its recommendations

Invest more in flood mitigation

Improve mental health and wellbeing services, especially for young people

Design new models for local government to work together in the West and the South

Support local authorities to operate through the medium of Welsh

Introduce a Welsh Language Education Bill

✔ Plaid Cymru: Making a Difference