Welsh Labour has announced that it is postponing its annual conference as the Welsh Labour Government devotes its full attention to responding to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The conference was due to take place on 27th – 29th March 2020 in Llandudno, North Wales.
Writing to Welsh Labour Conference Delegates, Welsh Labour General Secretary Louise Magee said:
“We have followed the situation closely and in consultation with the Welsh Labour Leader, Deputy Leader and officers of the Welsh Executive Committee we have taken the decision to postpone Welsh Labour’s conference until later in the year. The details of this are still being worked through and will be released in the coming weeks.
We recognise that this move will cause some inconvenience, however, we believe it is the right action to take at this time.”
Responding to the announcement, Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“At a time when the whole Welsh Labour Government is focused on responding to the major challenge of Coronavirus, I have decided it would not be right for members of the Welsh Government to be taken away from those duties. I look forward to the conference being rescheduled.
The Welsh Government is not at present suggesting cancellation of other events in Wales but do advise everyone to think carefully if they represent the best use of time and resources in the current context.”