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2016 Wales Election: Asking Questions That Matter

The Salvation Army has been working with Cytûn, the organisation for Churches Together in Wales, to highlight the key issues affecting communities ahead of the National Assembly for Wales election on May 5.

We have helped produce a series of films to encourage more people to vote.

Poverty and housing, and farming and rural life are the issues being explored in the two films, which have been produced by our Video Production Unit, and feature case studies and interviews with candidates for each of the four main parties standing for election – Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru. There are English and Welsh language versions of each film available.

In the films, Laura Major, a support worker at our Tŷ Gobaith Lifehouse in Cardiff, and the Revd Canon Eileen Davies, rural life adviser for St David's Diocese, describe the issues they face in their day-to-day work and then put their questions to the parties' spokespeople.

Laura is seen at work at Ty Gobaith, which translates as “Hope House” in English, helping to resettle people and give them the life skills they need to maintain their own homes. In the films, Laura asks if more affordable housing can be made available for people overcoming the difficulties of homelessness.

You can view the films below:

Housing and Poverty ENGLISH

Housing and Poverty WELSH

Farming and Rural Life ENGLISH

Farming and Rural Life WELSH