13th May 2021

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AM says ‘Wales forgotten’ with failure of Tidal Lagoon backing

Simon Thomas AM

MID and West AM Simon Thomas has said that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond failure to give his backing to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in the UK budget on Wednesday means the Conservative party has forgotten Wales.

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Simon Thomas AM said:

“A Wales in control of its own resources would have long ago given the go ahead to the tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

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I’ve described this failure to back the Tidal Lagoon project as the biggest betrayal of our natural resources since Tryweryn.

Having reneged on their absolute commitment to electrify the rail track to Swansea, the Tories seem uninterested in anything west of Cardiff.”

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