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Labour and Plaid Cymru strike a deal for Welsh Budget

October 20
6:00 AM 2016

On Tuesday, Mark DrakeFord, Finance Secretary, disclosed the £15bn spending plans. This need the backing of some opposition AMs to pass. Under the post-election deal, the two parties have held talks on budget which Plaid Cymru

The two parties have held budget talks under the post-election deal by which Plaid Cymru backed Carwyn Jones's return as first minister.As official opposition, Plaid sought to be constructive, said Ms Wood. In addition, she said the signing of the deal was on how the party assisted and uphold with Labour, adhering criticism of Elis-Thomas over the stance of Plaid.

On Friday night, Dwyfor Meirionnydd AM quit the party, pronouncing Plaid was not "serious" about working with Labour. In a statement, Ms Wood said the talks have been productive and she is very pleased with the deal that they have agreed with the Labour government. Furthermore, she expressed her thoughts that she was not able to furnish details for this point in time, yet there are more than enough that will manifest that Plaid Cymru's first concern will have been met.

The Plaid party leader demand for a by-election in Lord Elis-Thomas' constituency, telling the members of the party would be indeed very frustrated by his resolution that he had made up which is  to sit as an independent AM, so soon after assembly election on May.

An element of relief was felt by Ms Wood, as she reiterated that she don't have to deal with that difficulty now. However, she still think that an element of disappointed and sadness persist for it has had to come to that point.

"There is a reason to believe that this budget will be any different from those that preceded it. All of which have failed categorically to deliver the fundamental levels of education, prosperity and health for communities across Wales." said a Welsh Conservative spokesman who dismissed the budget deal.

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