Welsh Labour has cancelled its annual conference ahead of an expected peak in cases and pressure on the NHS in the autumn months.

The conference had previously been moved from February to November 5 to 7.

Around 1,000 visitors were expected at the event after last year's conference was called off due to the pandemic.

In a statement, a spokesman said the ruling Welsh Executive Committee agreed to cancel the conference, which was going to be held in Llandudno.

"The virus has not gone away, and all indications are that we should expect a peak in cases and subsequent pressure on health and social care services in the autumn," a party spokesman said.

"It has not been an easy decision, but we think it is the right one at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result."

Welsh Labour's 2022 conference is still planned for March 11 to 13.

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