News | Published October 06 2019

Referendum on Welsh independence by 2030, says Plaid Cymru leader

The leader of Plaid Cymru has said that there will a referendum on Welsh independence by 2030.

Adam Price said a referendum would “definitely” take place in the next decade and that things were “accelerating” in regards to a poll.

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, he said: “the UK as we know it could cease to exist in a short few years.”

Plaid Cymru, the Welsh national party, are holding their party conference in Swansea this weekend. During the conference, Mr Price will unveil policies aimed at lifting 100,000 children out of poverty.

During his conference speech, Price will say the party will lead a "decade of transformation" if it wins power at the next assembly election.

The party will seek to introduce free universal childcare for children between the ages of one to three.

More money has also been promised for low-income families and promised to provide costings alongside its manifesto for the 2021 election.

"A new determination is needed, not just to manage Wales' problems, but to fix them," Mr Price will say.

"We'll make Wales not just a great country to grow up in, but a decent place to grow old in.

"Our new cradle-to-grave promise to the Welsh people will see us finally deliver a seamless National Health and Care Service with social care free to all who need it."

“If Labour can promise to England what Scotland already has, then why don't they do it when they are actually in government in Wales?" he will add.

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Authored by

Joshua Sandiford
Junior Political Editor
October 06 2019

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