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Plaid Cymru Manifesto

Updated: Nov 22, 2019


The Plaid Cymru Manifesto can be accessed here.


Please note: we recognise that Christians care about many issues besides the one's listed below. We have focused on the issues CARE works on for obvious reasons.


Abortion


‘Plaid Cymru will……extend access to perinatal mental health services, including access to specialist mother and baby units within Wales.’ Page 78


‘Plaid Cymru supports the call for maternity and paternity pay and leave to be extended in the case of babies that are born prematurely (before 36 weeks’ gestation).’ Page 78


‘The recent Westminster legislation providing for free funerals for babies should be extended to cover those lost to early miscarriage.’ Page 78


Assisted Suicide


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to assisted suicide and end of life issues.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to commercial sexual exploitation.


Family and Tax


‘A Fair Deal for Families: Universal free childcare for 40 hours a week, and a new £35 a week payment for every child in low income families, lifting 50,000 children in Wales out of poverty.’ Page 7


‘Plaid Cymru commits to protect the right to work of pregnant women and new mothers by supporting a legal ban on employers making a woman redundant throughout pregnancy, and until six months after return from maternity leave, other than in very limited circumstances, as called for by the charity Maternity Action.

We will also tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace by supporting the call to legislate to add reporting of retention rates for women returning from maternity leave to the existing ‘gender pay gap’ reporting regime.


With a multitude of changes across new parents’ lives, Plaid Cymru will work to support parents’ mental health during what can be a joyous, yet challenging time by extending access to perinatal mental health services, including access to specialist mother and baby units within Wales.

We will tackle loneliness and isolation amongst new parents by establishing local Parent Networks, inspired by the successful Mamma Gruppen initiative in Sweden. ’ Page 78


Gambling


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to gambling issues.


Human Trafficking


‘It is crucial that all migrants are treated with dignity and regard for their basic human rights. We want to protect the rights of migrant workers and combat all forms of labour exploitation and forced labour.’ Page 19


Marriage


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy regarding marriage.

N.B. See ‘Family and Tax’ for proposals on childcare and parental leave.


Online Safety


The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy regarding online safety or protecting children online.


Relationships and Sex Education


‘From an early age we will teach our children about respectful relationships and consent in schools whereby they can be informed about what constitutes a healthy relationship and what is permissible.’ Page 51


N.B. Education policy is devolved to the Welsh Assembly.


Religious Liberty


(The Manifesto itself contains no specific policy with regard to religious liberty.)

‘We will: Combat Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-migrant sentiment and all forms of racism and bigotry in politics, on our streets, online and in our media.’ Page 52


‘We will also seek devolution of responsibility for equalities legislation to Wales.’ Page 76

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