Plaid Cymru will put transforming the Welsh economy at the heart of its Spring Conference as voters were urged to make Anglesey proud at May’s council elections.
The conference, which opens at Beaumaris Leisure Centre tomorrow, will stress the party’s ambition for the nation with increased investment and the creation of more jobs in local communities.
The two-day event will also feature panel discussion sessions on Building a Better Wales, the future of Wales in Europe and the NHS, welfare reform and the UK’s changing union. Party leader Leanne Wood will make a keynote speech tomorrow (Friday, 1st march, 2pm) and there will also be a series of speeches from leading Plaid Cymru figures.
Ieuan Wyn Jones, who is Ynys Môn AM and a former Plaid leader, said "It is a pleasure to be able to welcome Plaid Cymru members to Ynys Môn for our conference.
"This is a very important year for Anglesey and for Plaid Cymru as we look forward to the county council elections here in May. Plaid Cymru is taking this election very seriously. It is time for a fresh start on Anglesey Council.
"It’s time to have a council that puts the people of Anglesey first – a council of which we can be proud because it delivers to the very best of its ability, particularly during these tough times. Plaid Cymru has an enthusiastic team of candidates here on the island, ready to lead, and ready to make Anglesey proud again."
Bob Parry, the Leader of the Plaid Cymru Group on Anglesey Council, said: "I am delighted that Plaid Cymru’s Spring Conference is being held in Anglesey this year, during a very important and exciting time for us on the island, and I look forward to welcoming members from all parts of Wales here.
"The people of Anglesey are proud of our island. We have a strong tradition in terms of community, language, culture and heritage and we have a fantastic coastline and we want to make sure the young people of Anglesey have opportunities to stay and work on the island.
"Together, with the help of the people of the Anglesey, Plaid is ready to ensure that the people have an ambitious council of which they can once again be proud."