Plaid Cymru government would place "relentless focus" on job creation, says Adam Price


Adam Price (Image: Mark Hawkins/Barcroft Media/Getty.)

Writing in the Sunday Times ahead of the Senedd election on Thursday (6 May), Adam Price has said that a Plaid Cymru government would place a "relentless focus" on job creation.


Price says that a Plaid Cymru government would create up to 60,000 new jobs in public services, energy, infrastructure, and other domains so that the country can "realise its economic potential."


He also says that the promise of a "devolution dividend" has been "blunted" by the "poor delivery" of the Labour government that has been at the helm for the past twenty years.


Price points out that the average person earns around £50 a week less than their counterpart in Scotland or England.


To address this, Plaid is promising to place a "relentless focus on job-creation" should it enter government.


The party is promising to create "well-paid, high-skilled jobs" in order to "balance the needs" of the economy and environment.


Plaid is pledging to create 60,000 new jobs, including 6,000 extra NHS staff, 1,000 doctors, 4,000 nurses, and 1,000 allied health professionals.


The party is also promising to address the pupil-teacher ratio by creating 4,500 extra teachers and specialist support staff.


Adam Price says that only a "‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ mantra" can change what he describes as "Labour-Tory group-think", which he contends is holding the country back.

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