Conference: Plaid Cymru Moves Forward, Stronger #Plaid17

What happened when Plaid Cymru's 2017 Annual Conference met in Caernarfon.

  1. #LeanneWood #KeynoteSpeech #ThumbsUp #Plaid17
    #LeanneWood #KeynoteSpeech #ThumbsUp #Plaid17
  2. When the Plaid Cymru team met in Caernarfon on Thursday, ahead of our Annual Conference, it became apparent that there was something very special in the air. It's always a pleasure to visit this part of Wales. The enthusiasm of the local people was palpable, and it was clear that many were coming from far and wide to Gwynedd to take part in what turned out to be an extraordinary conference. But before conference kicked off, Leanne Wood decided to visit a local school, Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, to meet the pupils and discuss issues that affect young people in Wales today.
  3. In her pre-speech interviews, Leanne set out the vision Plaid Cymru would elaborate on over the course of Conference: of an all-Wales party working to spread prosperity & opportunity throughout the country.
  4. She also announced plans to establish a Brexit Preparedness Fund to protect Welsh workers & industry from the possible effects of a bad Brexit deal.
  5. Arfon's outstanding Assembly Member, Siân Gwenllian, kicked off proceedings in the Conference hall, and she had this message to members and delegates who were arriving in their droves.
  6. Sian Gwenllian Welcomes All to Conference
  7. Our reinvigorated youth wing, Plaid Ifanc, played a huge part both on and off the stage, and their motion in favour of introducing inclusive LGBT+ in schools was passed to great applause from all over the UK.
  8. Rhun ap Iorwerth AM broke new ground as usual by live-streaming his conference speech:
  9. He spoke about the pressing need to protect the Welsh economy during Brexit, a crucial issue for his home constituency of Ynys Môn (Anglesey) due to the presence of Holyhead Port. He also set out his priorities as Shadow Health Secretary and announced that a Plaid Cymru government would take bold steps to strengthen the NHS, with one definitive initiative being:
  10. Up next was Simon Thomas, our Shadow Secretary for the Environment. While other parties in Wales equivocate on fracking, his (and Plaid Cymru's) position is crystal clear.
  11. Simon Thomas Plaid Cymru Conference
    Simon Thomas Plaid Cymru Conference
  12. He also rightly criticised unionist parties (i.e every party in Wales except Plaid Cymru) for their hypocritical stance on democratic freedom and protecting the interests of working people.
  13. It was an honour and a privilege to welcome Josep-Maria Terricabras, an MEP from Catalonia, to give a fraternal address.
  14. #PlaidCymru #Catalonia #Ffrindiau #Friends
    #PlaidCymru #Catalonia #Ffrindiau #Friends
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