Your resource for the 2016 Assembly Elections.

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WCVA briefing on the Welsh Assembly Elections 2016 

WCVA has published a briefing on the results of the Welsh Assembly elections held on 5 May, highlighting some of the key issues for the third sector from the manifesto's of the different political parties.

You can also read the full list of elected members here.

The First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones AM, announced his new Cabinet and Ministers on 19 May. Read WCVA's briefing on The Fifth Welsh Government here.


Party manifestos

You can read Plaid Cymru's Assembly Election manifesto here.

And here is our overview: What would a Plaid Cymru Government mean for your organisation?

You can read the Green Party's manifesto here.

And here is our overview: What would a Green Government have in store for the sector?

You can read the Welsh Liberal Democrats' manifesto here.

And here is our overview: What would a Liberal Democrat government mean for your organisation?

You can read the UKIP Wales manifesto  here.

And here is our overview:  What would a UKIP Wales government mean for the third sector?

You can read the Welsh Conservatives' manifesto  here.

And here is our overview:  What would a Welsh Conservative government mean for the sector?

You can read Welsh Labour's manifesto here.

And here is our overview:  What would a Labour government mean for the third sector?



Our 2016 Assembly Election Prospectus

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Our Assembly Election Prospectus for 2016 sets out a series of asks of the next Welsh Government. If enacted, these will improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales.

The asks for the new government include:


Ensuring a fairly and sustainably resourced third sector in Wales

by making intelligent use of grants and procurement and building on volunteering grant schemes.


Help create strong and active communities

by increasing the number of and support for volunteers, continuing to promote the Welsh language and supporting sustainable development for communities and social businesses.

Putting people at the centre of their public services

by investing in prevention and early intervention, and investing in new models of delivering and financing services.

Creating an equal Wales

by speaking out against the repeal of the Human Rights Act and resourcing equalities organisation to provide support to the most excluded citizens.

Work together to tackle climate change

by increasing community-owned energy generation and recycling initiatives, and supporting organisations to reduce their carbon footprint

You can read the full Prospectus here.    #ForWalesSake


Third sector manifestos

And here are some election manifestos from around the sector. Check back for more additions:

The Welsh NHS Confederation - a vision for NHS Wales

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Fuel Poverty Coalition

Citizens Advice Cymru

Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Wales

Mind Cymru

Marie Curie Cancer Care



Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Wales

The College of Occupational Therapists

Climate Change Commission for Wales

The Woodland Trust

Landscape Institute Wales

Wales Environment Link

Wildlife Trusts Wales


If you'd like your organisation's manifesto to appear on this page, please email




How to influence political parties

We have launched this new briefing paper indicating how the sector can feed into the policy work of the six main parties before they launch their manifestos.

We have been in contact with the Conservatives, Labour, UKIP, The Green Party, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats. Each has contributed to our paper, offering the sector detail around deadlines on the consultation process, how to submit policy proposals, contact details, deadlines and more.

We urge the sector to engage the parties in dialogue and help get your concerns and priorities heard before the publication of the manifestos.