Labour’s Mark Drakeford is expected to declare he will “stand up for Wales” while warning the Welsh people that there are tough months ahead for the devolved nation amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic.
In his keynote address to the online Welsh Labour Together conference later today, the First Minister will tell party members that his government is “taking the actions to get us through the coming winter months”.
The Welsh Labour leader is expected to say that the “sacrifices are not at an end” and will pledge to use the powers available to his administration in the “assertive and confident way that devolution in Wales allows”.
Drakeford will say: “These last seven months have been the most difficult many of us have known. Some of us have lost loved ones. We’ve been separated from family and friends. We’ve had to adapt the way we live, work and travel.
“Unfortunately, those sacrifices are not at an end. As recent weeks have demonstrated, the virus never went away and is now spreading fast once again.