Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader Liz Saville Roberts MP has today hit out at Labour for “reaffirming their lack of commitment to Wales” by suggesting that the devolution of policing and justice, and giving Wales the HS2 consequentials it is owed will not be in the Labour manifesto.

During BBC Radio Wales’s Sunday Supplement programme, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Jo Stevens was challenged whether Welsh Labour pledges would feature in the UK Labour manifesto and failed to give any commitment.


Liz Saville Roberts MP said:

“Once again, Labour have reaffirmed their lack of commitment to Wales.

“Whether on pledging to devolve policing and justice – a policy supported by Labour in Wales – or giving Wales the billions it is owed from the England-only High-Speed 2 rail projects UK Labour are showing their true colours.

“Labour MPs in Wales will always put the Westminster whip first. That’s why I urge everyone who wants their community to have a strong voice in the UK Parliament to back their local Plaid Cymru candidate on 4 July.

“Labour Members of the Senedd must be furious hearing their own party’s Shadow Secretary of State show such disrespect towards their views and towards Wales’s needs.

“The self-proclaimed party of devolution seem intent on ensuring that it’s an event not a process.”