Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said his party is “ready to make a real difference” in 2022 as he unveils a reshuffle of his team in the Senedd.
Mr Price confirmed that Heledd Fychan MS would become the Spokesperson for Children and Young people, Welsh Language, Culture, Sport and International Affairs, Sioned Williams MS the Spokesperson for Post-16 Education, Social Justice and Equalities; and Mabon ap Gwynfor MS the Spokesperson for Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Housing and Planning.
The Plaid Cymru Leader also confirmed that Cefin Campbell MS would be the second Designated Member in the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government. Mr Campbell will join Sian Gwenllian MS who was announced as the Lead Designated Member last month.
Prior to being elected to the Senedd, Heledd Fychan MS for South Wales Central actively campaigned for the retention of sixth form provision in the Pontypridd area, and equity of access to Welsh medium education for everyone. She has also been a member of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s Children and Young People Committee, and is an experienced School Governor.
Heledd Fychan MS said: “It is an honour to be appointed to this new portfolio. Investing in our children and young people is the key to creating a more equal Wales, where no one is left behind.
“This means investing in our schools and ensuring opportunities for every child and young person to participate in cultural and sporting activities, giving everyone the best possible start in life.
“The Welsh language belongs to us all, whether we speak it or not, and as Welsh Language spokesperson, I will hold the Welsh Government to account on how they will reach their own target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.”
Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price added,
“From the pandemic, a climate emergency, a cost-of-living crisis and a hostile Westminster Government, Wales begins 2022 with many challenges ahead. Plaid Cymru is ready to meet those challenges head on and to make a real difference to the lives of the people of Wales through the Co-Operation Agreement which will secure transformational support for some of our poorest households.