Welsh Labour forced to pull election advertisement over use of ‘fake nurse’

The Labour Party in Wales has pulled an election broadcast after it emerged that the video featured a “fake nurse” who is really an actor.

Plaid Cymru said the “nurse” in the film accuses the Conservatives of threatening the future of the NHS.

Labour has said they will not work with the production company behind the video again.

Plaid Cymru’s Jonathan Edwards, who is standing for re-election in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, said: “I can see why Labour felt they had to use a fake nurse in their political advert as their woeful record on the NHS in Wales means they have everything to hide.

“Issues with the NHS Wales fall squarely at the door of the Labour Party who have been running it for decades.

“Plaid Cymru has a plan to properly invest in the Welsh NHS to recruit 10,000 more doctors and 5,000 more nurses. By the looks of it, Labour couldn’t find one.”

A Welsh Labour spokesman said: “It has been brought to our attention that a private production company used an actor for our PPB (party political broadcast) without permission.

“We have spoken with the company involved, withdrawn the broadcast from future use and we will not be working with the production company in future.”

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