Plaid Cymru published its General Election Manifesto, 'For Fairness, for ambition, for Wales' on Thursday 13th June.

Click here to read the Manifesto.

This is what it says about the issues that students, apprentices and young people care about.

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What the Manifesto says on...


Universities and Student Funding

  • Increase the number of students studying at Welsh universities
  • Increase the number of students from Wales going to university
  • Make higher education more flexible so its works alongside people’s lives

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Colleges, Apprenticeships and Skills

  • Pay apprentices at least the living wage instead of the lower £6.40 apprentice minimum wage
  • Support colleges to deliver support such as free travel and meals for students
  • £5,000 grants for all over-25s to spend on training and reskilling

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International Students and Migration

  • Give migrants access to public funds such as student support and benefits
  • Keep the two-year graduate route visa and oppose increases to visa fees
  • Oppose the hostile environment policy

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The Cost of Living, Pay and Benefits

  • Give Wales the powers to change income tax rates
  • Pilot universal basic income
  • Give Wales the powers to lower energy and water prices
  • ‘Essentials guarantee’ as the legal minimum for Universal Credit

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The NHS, Health and Wellbeing

  • Oppose NHS privatisation
  • Give NHS staff backdated pay rises as soon as possible
  • Recruit 500 more GPs in Wales
  • Deliver a national social care service for Wales

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Housing and Renting

  • Rent controls to keep the private rented sector affordable to local people
  • Introduce a right to adequate housing
  • Expand the amount of social and municipal housing stock in Wales

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Climate and Energy

  • Net zero carbon emissions in Wales by 2035
  • Set up a national energy company for Wales
  • No new licences for oil and gas drilling
  • No new nuclear power stations

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Rights, Equality and Liberation

  • Create a de-medicalised gender self-identification system in Wales
  • Increase convictions for crimes against women and girls
  • Ban any practices which try to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Adopt the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People into law

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Society, Democracy and Young People

  • Votes for 16- and 17-year-olds in all elections and scrap voter ID
  • Give more political powers to the Welsh Government and Welsh Parliament
  • Change how MPs are elected and abolish the House of Lords
  • Make it illegal for a politician to deliberately mislead the public

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Workers' Rights and Employment

  • Devolve employment law to Wales
  • Reverse anti-strike laws
  • Abolish compulsory zero-hours contracts
  • Ban fire and rehire practices

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Check out the other manifestos