5 things we learnt from Plaid Cymru’s Spring Conference
Plaid Cymru held its Spring Conference in Cardiff at the end of March. If you missed it, here are five things you should know.
1. Free school meals – we’re making it happen
Every primary school child in Wales will be eligible for a free, nutritious and filling school meal from this September.
Just think. That’s every primary school child in Wales without fear of going hungry, free to learn and free to grow into the healthy adult they were born to be.
This is only happening because of Plaid Cymru.
We’ve called for it for years, despite other parties voting against it in our Senedd time and time again. Securing free school meals was the main reason we entered the Co-Operation Agreement with the Welsh Government.
But that's not all. We're taking it further. All Plaid Cymru-run councils will aim towards offering free school meals for secondary schools, in order to make sure that free school meals truly is a universal right to every child and young person in Wales.
2. Plaid Cymru makes a difference where we are in power
Economic difficulties, threats to NHS services, flooding, Covid, costs of living – when crisis happens, Plaid Cymru is there and makes a difference.
Plaid Cymru councillors work hard for their constituents, and Plaid-run councils make a real difference.
3. Wales stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine
Throughout the Conference there was much talk of Ukraine.
It was a privilege to welcome Cyndy Litnianska and her family from the Voice of Ukraine Wales group to tell the conference about what is happening in the country at the moment as a result of the devastating invasion. Plaid Cymru - and Wales - stands in absolute solidarity with Ukraine and its people.
If you would like to contribute financially to the cause, please visit either: www.plaid.cymru/voice-ukraine or www.plaid.cymru/DEC-appeal
4. We have great female councillors and candidates
Plaid Cymru is a party that represents everyone in Wales, of all ages, of all races, and all genders.
Half of the councils led by Plaid Cymru are led by fantastic women – and there are even more women standing in the Council election this May.
If you want to stand for the Council, or help get your local Plaid Cymru community champion elected to public office, go to: www.partyof.wales/volunteer
5. We are strengthening our democracy – with a stronger, more diverse Senedd.
In this conference Plaid Cymru committed to making our Senedd:
• More diverse
• More representative
• More efficient.
We need our democracy to work for all in Wales, and Plaid Cymru is committed to making that happen.