Plaid Cymru annual conference postponed due to rise in Covid cases

Plaid Cymru has decided to postpone its annual conference due to the rise of Coronavirus cases in Wales.

It was due to be held in Aberystwyth on October 15th and 16th.

Alun Ffred Jones, Chair of Plaid Cymru said that the decision was "regrettable" but "vital" to keep members, stakeholders and communities safe.

He said: “I know members will share our disappointment that we will not be meeting in person to discuss ideas and build towards the local elections next year.

"As a party we will always put the safety of our members, stakeholders, and communities first. The number of Covid cases remains high and current projections are that pressures on our hospitals will peak around the date of Conference. It is vital that we play our part in keeping everyone safe.

The conference was due to be held in Aberystwyth on October 15th and 16th

“It is however important that we do come together at the earliest possible opportunity.

"The party will discuss options for hosting a virtual Annual Conference in the near future that will allow us to conduct the essential business of forming policy and electing representatives to the National Executive Committee."

The decision comes after Welsh Labour announced that their annual conference would also be postponed.

Welsh Labour also called off its annual party conference due to rising rates of Covid cases in the country.

In a statement, a party spokesperson said the executive committee agreed to postpone the event until November.

It said it was not an "easy decision" but believed it was the "right one at this time".