Plaid Cymru to stand up to Tories and defend Wales in snap election


Plaid Cymru’s Westminster group leader, Hywel Williams MP, has described the snap general election as an opportunity for the people of Wales to “change course from Labour’s laden government in Cardiff” and “away from the hyper hyper-centralized government in London.”

Speaking in a debate on the general election in the House of Commons, the Arfon MP said that the election would be an opportunity for Wales to cut its own path to “economic regeneration and prosperity, and a proper, confident Wales in the world.”

He accused the Prime Minister of calling a General Election to ‘see off her enemies sitting behind her’ highlighting the Prime Minister’s inconsistent record on membership of the European Union and the need for a General Election before 2020. He retold of how the Prime Minister was initially in favour of leaving the European Union but U-turned on this and then reversed her position once again once becoming Prime Minister. Mr Williams also reiterated the Prime Minister’s previous position that she would not call an early General Election, instead focus on “stability, to be able to deal with the issues that the country is facing”.

Speaking in the debate, Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, Hywel Williams MP, said:

“Plaid Cymru welcomes the opportunity this election presents to promote the agenda of the Welsh people and for the people of Wales to change our course. Wales needs MPs who will stand up to the Tories and be the voice of reason in Parliament, and they can only trust Plaid Cymru MPs to do this.

“For too long Wales has been forgotten by the hyper-centralised Tory government in London, and led astray by Labour’s leaden government in Cardiff. Plaid Cymru will stand up for Wales’ interests and make sure that decisions being taken are made with the children and grandchildren of Wales in mind.

“We must be able to cut our own path towards economic regeneration and prosperity, social justice and a proper, confident place for Wales in the world. This is what Plaid Cymru have to offer the people of Wales, and this is the opportunity we relish.”

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