Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged a green industrial revolution with plans to revive the Swansea Tidal lagoon project and create green jobs in Wales if they win the next general election.
Mr Corbyn will be in Wales on Friday visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth to hear about practical solutions which could help reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. Ahead of his visit, he reiterated plans announced on visits to regions of England, to tackle climate change and bring the National Grid into public ownership.
Mr Corbyn says a Labour-led Westminster government would follow the example of the Welsh Government in calling a climate emergency and if it wins power in the next general election leading a green industrial revolution would be central to the party’s plans.
The opposition leader’s visit to Wales comes at the end of a week where he wrote to fellow party leaders saying he would table a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government at the earliest opportunity and asking for their support for him to lead a temporary ‘unity government’.
Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts MP said she welcomed Mr Corbyn’s actions in reaching out to other parties, but questioned his party’s ability to work with other parties.