PLAID Cymru leader Leanne Wood is holding a public meeting in at The Royal Oak in Welshpool on Thursday night, February 1

She will be the second leader of a major political party to visit the town in less than a week.

Leanne Wood is visiting to set out a radical agenda for ensuring that ‘decisions affecting Wales are made in Wales’ through a programme of democratisation and empowerment.

The public meeting will be the local launch of the pamphlet as Leanne Wood embarks on a tour of Wales hosting public meetings to discuss the ideas contained in the pamphlet and engage with people on a grassroots level.

Leanne Wood said: "I want people throughout Wales to consider how we can lift up our country by taking responsibility for our own affairs and our own lives, and on how we can start a debate in Wales about ending our dependence on others.

"I have analysed the challenges facing our country: challenges from within the UK, challenges that following the Brexit vote, not least the risk an extreme Tory Brexit poses to Welsh jobs and services, as well as the challenges we face from global developments.

"Decisions about Wales should be made in Wales.

"Self-determination means that we should choose which powers we want to share with other countries or with Europe.

"Both visions offered by the two largest Westminster parties marginalise our specific needs as a nation.

"We need to get out there and show people how the core weakness of Labour’s paternalistic, centralising socialism is its democratic deficit.

"It will neither enable people to own their own resources nor run them democratically.

"We should look at locating new institutions outside where they are concentrated already, as Plaid Cymru has advocated for the new transport authority, football museum, national development bank, and other bodies.

"We want to see more powers devolved within Wales to ensure places like Powys see the benefits.

"It means ensuring that the poorest areas of the country can benefit from a sustainable regional approach to economic development.

"This is about levelling up and treating geographic inequality as a problem to be tackled in the same way as other inequalities."

Powys County Council Plaid Cymru group leader Cllr Elwyn Vaughan added: "I'm delighted to welcome Leanne again to this part of Wales to meet people.

The pamphlet is a common sense approach to improving and empowering Wales, its people and its communities.

"People want a radical political voice that represents all parts of Wales and that's what Plaid Cymru can provide."