Our election asks
We've put together four asks for the political parties following
the election. These are:
- Citizens more engaged through voluntary action
- Good governance more embedded across the third sector
- More sustainable resources available to the third sector
- More resilient third sector organisations
There's lots more detail about each ask on the full
And now the election is over, you can read our Election
Below you'll find the manifestos for each political party, along
with a few details of the pledges in each. Click on the manifesto
image to view the full document.
Conservatives promise to:
Guarantee and enhance workers' rights and protections.
Help towns and cities to prosper through encouraging strong local
institutions and the relocation of government functions and shared
cultural assets across the country.
Hold an independent review into the cost of energy.
Explore ways to harness Welsh natural resources for the generation
Protect the interest of Welsh farmers in designing the new UK
The Welsh Conservatives promise to:
Support older people across Wales to remain active members of
the family, community and society, whilst providing security for
the future with clear action on residential care costs.
After leaving the EU, reform energy policy, and seize the
industrial opportunity that new technology presents and meeting
global commitments on climate change.
Continue to modernise the railway infrastructure across north and
Deliver a North Wales Growth Deal.
Work with the Welsh Government to deliver similar outcomes of
England's successful Coastal Communities Fund for coastal
communities in Wales.
The Liberal Democrats promise to:
Defend existing rights derived from EU law including maternity
and annual leave entitlements.
Adopt waiting time standards in mental healthcare to match those
in physical healthcare.
Establish a cross-party health and social care convention to carry
out a review of the longer-term sustainability of health and social
care finances and workforce.
Use innovation funding to promote GP-led multidisciplinary health
and care hubs, including mobile services to keep people out of
Publish a National Wellbeing Strategy to put better health and
wellbeing for all at the heart of government policy.
Plaid Cymru promise to:
Guarantee the rights of all Europeans currently living and working
Push for a new independent commission to oversee an agreed way
of redistributing funds across the UK.
Push for improved access to trained counsellors and therapists in
End fuel poverty through reduced household bills and scrapping the
Publish a human rights charter to defend Welsh people against the
repeal of the Human Rights Act.
Labour promise to:
Act to scrap the sanctions regime, Bedroom Tax and cuts to
Bereavement Support Payments.
Bring forward a new Child Poverty Strategy.
Set out a new National Plan to end rough sleeping within the
Ring-fence mental health budgets.
Bring forward legislation to attain a more sustainable devolution
settlement as set out in the Welsh Labour Government's Alternative
Wales Bill, including the devolution of policing.
Welsh Labour promise to:
Set targets for renewables, including community energy, this
Ensure public services and employment are fair, accessible, and
responsive to people's needs, and that communities are
Give a meaningful role to Parliament and the Welsh Government
Protect those already working in Wales, whatever their
Continue work to tackle child poverty.
The Green Party promise to:
Create a network of community banks to ensure wealth is driven
Move towards the introduction of a universal basic income.
Introduce a Clean Air Act and an Environmental Protection
Fight for the rights of EU citizens in the UK.
Introduce political and active citizenship education for young
UKIP promise to:
reduce net migration to zero over a five-year period.
invest an extra £11 billion per year into the NHS and social
care by the end of the next Parliament.
provide 100,000 new homes for younger people every year.
repeal the 2008 Climate Change Act.
Abolish the House of Lords.
UKIP Wales promise to:
Support the devolution of Business Rates and Corporation Tax to
the National Assembly.
Support the tidal lagoon project for Swansea Bay.
Devolve EU powers over Welsh farming and fishing to the National
Support the merger of the four Welsh police forces into a single
Encourage a national convention to plan a transport infrastructure
Gethin Rhys, Policy Officer of Cytun, examines the manifestos
from an equalities and human rights perspective and reports back on his