Keir Starmer to join First Minister on campaign trail


Keir Starmer, © Chris McAndrew (CC BY 3.0)

Sir Keir Starmer is set to join the First Minister Mark Drakeford on Thursday (15 April) to promote Welsh Labour's Covid-19 recovery plan.


Starmer will visit the Down to Earth Project in Gŵyr, where both leaders will discuss how jobs, skills, and opportunities are at the forefront of Labour's election manifesto.


This will be Sir Keir’s second visit to the country since he became Labour leader, and the first during the campaign for the May 6 election.


Election campaign


The Welsh Labour Party launched its manifesto for the Senedd election a week ago (8 April) at Coleg Cambria in the Delyn constituency.


Some of the party's key Pledges include:

  • A catch-up programme for the NHS.

  • A new medical school in the north.

  • Train 12,000 "doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and psychologists" over the duration of the next government term.

  • Create 'thousands' of new jobs in a low-carbon house construction "revolution"— building 20,000 new "low carbon social homes" for rent.

  • For every young person aged under 25— A guarantee of a job or a place in education or training; Help to start a business.

  • A guaranteed Real Living Wage for care staff— £9.50 an hour, which is more than the National Living Wage.

  • Ban more types of single-use plastics.

  • Create a National Forest for Wales

  • Create a new National Park encompassing Bryniau Clwyd and Dyffryn Dyfrdwy

  • One hundred more Police Community Support Officers.


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