Rebecca Evans AM, Welsh Labour’s Finance Minister, will visit four key locations in Mid and West Wales which have been hit hardest by UK Government cuts.
The Minister will kick off her tour by speaking to residents in Brecon alongside Welsh Labour’s county council by-election candidate Liz Rijnenberg, who will be seeking to secure the St. Mary ward for Labour in Thursday’s (14 November) poll.
Later in the afternoon, Welsh Labour’s candidate for Ceredigion, Dinah Mulholland, will welcome the Minister to Aberystywth, before hitting the Labour doorstep alongside her local campaign team.
Speaking ahead of the two-day tour, Welsh Labour Finance Minister, Rebecca Evans AM, said:
“Nearly a decade of Tory austerity has had a devastating impact across Wales – people in Mid and West Wales have felt the full force of their reckless handling of the public finances.
With a Welsh Labour Government and a UK Labour Government in Westminster working together, Welsh communities will feel the full benefit of real and sustained investment in public services and infrastructure.”
Friday (15 November) will see the Minister arrive in Fishguard, where she will highlight the stark impact a no deal Brexit could have on links between Welsh ports and Ireland. She will meet workers at Stena Line Ferries, where she will discuss the risks posed by the Tories’ plans to end frictionless trade between Wales and Ireland.
Ms Evans will also call on local residents to support local Welsh Labour candidate Philipa Thompson, who is seeking to take the Preseli Pembrokeshire seat from the Tories’ Stephen Crabb, who currently has a majority of just 314 votes over Labour.
The Minister will finish off her tour by dropping into support Welsh Labour’s candidate Marc Tierney, who is seeking to overturn Tory Simon Hart’s slim majority to be elected MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
Rebecca Evans AM said:
“No areas are off limits for Welsh Labour. We’re fighting every single seat so we can secure the UK Labour Government which communities up and down Wales so badly need.
A vote for anyone other than Welsh Labour on Thursday 12 December is a vote for another five years of a Conservative UK Government which will do further, lasting damage to the Mid and West Wales economy.”