Wales Election 2016

Wales election issue guide 2016: Culture and sport

Parties listed alphabetically

  • Maintain free entry to museums for residents of Wales
  • Promote sporting participation at all levels and for all ages across Wales
  • Develop a Commonwealth Games bid with Wales as host nation for 2026 or 2030
  • Support the establishment of a football museum in Wrexham
  • Make St David's Day a public holiday
  • Retain free entry to museums
  • Abolish Cadw and devolve responsibility for its properties to local authorities
  • Seaside town regeneration programme
  • Support community arts organisations
  • Protected funding to safeguard rural theatres from local authority budget cuts
  • Support national museums and cultural bodies to develop their Wales-wide education services
  • Encourage growth of local arts associations
  • Introduce local listing to help protect buildings and spaces important to local identity
  • Introduce a "Right to Bid" to allow communities to secure assets important to local identity
  • Campaign to protect funding for S4C and review its remit
  • Allow trials of safe standing areas at football stadia in Wales
  • Increase investment in the arts by introducing a "challenge fund"
  • Determine the possibility of hosting an All-Wales Commonwealth Games in 2026
  • Create "Historic Wales", bringing together many of the commercial functions of the Welsh Historic Environment Service, Cadw and the National Museum of Wales
  • Create and A55 "culture corridor"
  • Create a 'Wales Cultural Endowment' to fund the arts
  • Re-establish the Wales Tourist Board and boost co-ordination of visitor information
  • Bid for the Tour de France and Commonwealth Games, and work with Cardiff Council on a European Capital of Culture bid
  • Protect the grant for the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International

Other policy areas

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Key pledges

Local government



Welsh language

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