LABOUR in the Assembly is producing real benefits to all in Wales, Rhodri Morgan said today.
Presenting his ‘devolution dividend’ in Wrexham he said that Wales having its own Assembly was producing real results, for hardworking families, older people and the young. Labour used a representative family to demonstrate how life has got better in Wales since 1999.
Labour’s family was £5,000 a year better off due to labour’s policies in Wales
- Free prescriptions are benefiting everyone in society, and will save those with long-term illnesses hundred of pounds a year
- The Baby Bond top-up will provide more of a nest egg for our children when they begin or start their careers
- The Assembly has issued 530,000 free bus passes in Wales, saving pensioners and the disabled hundreds of pounds every single year
- Free swimming for older people all year round and for children during the school holidays is making exercise affordable and accessible
- Free entry to national museums and galleries is to be expanded to include free entry to all Welsh heritage sites for children and their families.
"Devolution for Wales was hard fought and hard won. But looking back over the past eight years I am more convinced than ever before that our Assembly is working for the people of Wales."
"I was pround to be the Labour First Minister who delivered free prescriptions, the free bus pass and more people in work than the UK average. I will be prouder still to be the leader of Wales who delivers an even more prosperous and fair Wales, with more justice for our pensioners, a square deal for hardworking families and a great start in life for our children."
"But this can only happen with the support of the people of Wales. I need candidates across the nation to be elected on May 3."