Labour Leader Keir Starmer and First Minister Mark Drakeford will promote Welsh Labour’s offer to North Wales on a visit to Wrexham on Thursday ahead of May’s elections.
As the powerhouse of the Welsh economy, with one of the most stunning natural environments anywhere in the world, North Wales has enormous potential as a vibrant region with strong communities. Starmer and Drakeford will visit the area’s local businesses and take part in doorstep campaigning.
The Welsh Labour Government has funded the new world class £20m Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Broughton, supporting jobs and businesses in aerospace. And it has invested £120m in the North Wales Growth Deal which will create more than 4,000 new jobs – including the new £35m Morlais renewable energy project in Anglesey. With Welsh Labour, North Wales has become a sought-after destination for visitors as well as for film and television production.
Welsh Labour’s offer to North Wales at the Senedd election – Moving North Wales Forward – includes new jobs and green growth across the region.
The Party is pledging to harness the natural assets of North Wales – its industry, its landscape and its culture – to create new prosperity. Welsh Labour will also provide the green infrastructure and renewable energy we need for the future and help create the green jobs of the future.
Welsh Labour pledges to create jobs through a new National Park in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley. And it will develop new tidal and wave energy across the region and continue to help key sectors like aerospace and tourism to thrive.
Drakeford’s Welsh Labour will support the biggest recovery ever seen in Wales’s schools and in its NHS to aid the Covid recovery. It will also establish a new Medical School in North Wales to train the next generation of health professionals across the region.
Central to Welsh Labour’s North Wales offer is a celebration of the region’s rich cultural heritage as part of a plan for local jobs and growth. Welsh Labour will establish the Football Museum in Wrexham, deliver a major £25m redevelopment of Theatr Clwyd, and support the slate landscape of North West Wales as a World Heritage Site with all the economic and tourism opportunities that brings.
Labour Leader Keir Starmer said:
“Mark Drakeford and I are committed to creating jobs and bringing new investment to North Wales.
“Welsh Labour’s plan will keep moving North Wales forward. It’s a plan for big investment in healthcare with a new medical school, building new homes, guaranteeing young people a job or training, and modern public transport.
“Our offer is about the future. Together, we will invest in renewable energy, celebrate cultural and sporting success, and promote this great region around the world.”
Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“We have an ambitious plan to recover from the pandemic and to re-build fairer, leaving no one behind as we move North Wales forward.
“We will invest in new green infrastructure and support the regeneration of our town centres after Covid; we will make sure businesses have the finance they need to thrive and invest in the green industries of tomorrow – innovative housing, renewable energy, and new digital technologies.
“We have set aside a £15bn capital investment programme for the next term, which we will use to create jobs right across North Wales and the rest of the country.
“Our offer to North Wales is the return of economic prosperity, new green jobs and establishing this beautiful part of the country as a world class destination for tourism.”