Simon Baynes, the Welsh Conservative Assembly Candidate for Clwyd South, strongly supports the introduction of a St David’s Day Bank Holiday. The Welsh Conservatives have pledged to work constructively with the UK Government in the hope of utilising public holidays more effectively for the people of Wales.
Speaking on the eve of St David’s Day, Simon Baynes said:
“A St David’s Day Bank Holiday would be very good for Wales and would provide people across the country with a unique opportunity to celebrate our identity.
There is a strong level of support across Wales for a St. David's Day Bank Holiday; and the move has been repeatedly endorsed by Welsh Conservatives. Scotland already has a bank holiday for its Patron Saint, St. Andrew, and Northern Ireland has a bank holiday for St. Patrick.
I am surprised that the Welsh Labour government has not supported the idea more strongly but we will continue to campaign hard for its introduction so that the people of Wales can celebrate the amazing heritage and history of Wales with this special St David’s Day Bank Holiday.”