Welsh health secretary accused of misleading voters

Labour's health secretary in Wales has been accused of misleading voters after she held placards saying the party will "modernise our NHS".

Eluned Morgan posted pictures of herself to social media holding the campaign message at a general election event.

Plaid Cymru said the slogan did nothing to improve understanding of devolution in Wales, where Labour has been in charge of the NHS since 1999.

Welsh Labour has been asked to comment.

At the general election on 4 July voters will be electing MPs to go to the Westminster parliament.

Health in Wales is controlled by the Senedd and the Welsh government, and not Westminster - although most funding comes from London.

On Sunday a Labour candidate posted a photograph to X, formerly known as Twitter, of Ms Morgan holding the placard at an event in Bangor Aberconwy.

Ms Morgan posted pictures to her own X account on Tuesday holding the same message in Dwyfor Meirionnydd, alongside candidate Joanna Stallard.

Plaid Cymru health spokesman Mabon ap Gwynfor said on social media: "Is it any wonder that the electorate in Wales is confused as to where the power lies between Westminster and the Senedd?

"This is completely disingenuous and misleading. This does nothing to improve understanding and is playing politics of the worst kind." He called for Ms Morgan to apologise.

Other candidates standing in Dwyfor Meirionnydd for the general election are:

  • Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru

  • Tomos Day, Welsh Conservatives

  • Pheobe Jenkins, Welsh Labour

  • Lucy Murphy, Reform