Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is warning that austerity could turn parts of Wales into an economic wasteland.

Speaking at the party's weekly press conference, Leanne Wood said that she believed that the current austerity policies of the UK Government weren't working and is calling for a Plan B with economic growth at its heart.

What is needed is an economic stimulus. Plaid Cymru has long called on the Welsh Government to reject the UK government's thinking and to release public funds in order to create growth in the economy and jobs for the people.

Increased poverty,rising unemployment and the very fact that people are finding it more and more difficult to provide for their families show us that austerity is a failed model.

Economic growth is in the interests of the people of Wales and that is what will always guide us.

– Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood