Carmarthenshire and west Wales communities will benefit from the biggest budget deal ever reached by an opposition party since the creation of the National Assembly – that was the message from Plaid Cymru this week after it struck a £119million one-year deal with the Welsh Government.
Plaid Cymru’s National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICW) could deliver new schools, hospitals, roads, railways and broadband infrastructure across Wales, the party’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Finance and Economy Adam Price has said.
Carmarthenshire MP and Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson on Transport at Westminster, Jonathan Edwards, has called on the UK Government to give a firm commitment and deadline for delivering electrification of the Great Western Railway to Swansea.
The Plaid Cymru campaign to protect over 19,000 Carmarthenshire families from a cut in their council tax support continues to be successful after the Welsh Government confirmed this week it would be extending the support for another year.
The future economic prosperity and availability of health services for Llandovery and surrounding areas was the subject of discussion last week as local politicians Jonathan Edwards MP and Adam Price AM organised a high level discussion with a range of organisations.
The MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr has called for a permanent Welsh member to sit on the Board of the BBC’s external regulator, Ofcom, to ensure the broadcaster is held accountable over its service for Welsh audiences.