Plaid Cymru promised to fight to protect public services, jobs and the most vulnerable in society at the launch of their manifesto for the 2010 General Election. With their pledge of being the “Voice of Wales in Westminster”, the party calls for a “fairer funding formula”, giving an extra £300m to Wales, a rise in the basic state pension and the UK’s phased withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Entitled “Think Different. Think Plaid”, key promises in the manifesto include more powers for the National Assembly, better care for armed service veterans, and encouraging the growth of business in Wales through improved broadband and rail links.
The party also calls for an action plan on the environment to help create “green jobs.”
Plaid Cymru returned 3 MP’s to Westminster – keeping hold of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Dwyfor Meirionnydd and the seat of Arfon, which was a nominal gain for the party due to boundary changes.