Wales Online: Plaid Cymru targets Labour voters with call to double trade union membership and fight the rise of the right

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Leanne Wood has made a pitch for the votes of former Labour supporters against a backdrop of Ukip by-election victories and the possibility of a hung parliament at Westminster in May.

The Plaid Cymru leader, who plans to stand in Labour-held Rhondda in 2016, set a target of trade union membership in Wales doubling by the end of the decade. Her party has started a review of all legislation relating to industrial relations and trade unionism.

Ms Wood also restated her position that Plaid will not help the Conservatives form a UK Government.

The South Wales Central AM used a speech to the Compass organisation in the Welsh capital to describe how she hopes to takes forward Plaid’s “vision” of bringing together “the social justice movement and the national movement” as “two sides of the same coin”.

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