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Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales (Plaid) was formed in 1925 and is a Welsh nationalist party. The party is seen as a centre-left to left-wing, and state five key aims in their constitution: An independent Wales within Europe; ensure economic prosperity, social justice and the health of the natural environment, based on decentralist socialism; build a national community based on equal citizenship; create a bilingual society by promoting the revival of the Welsh language; and to promote Wales’ contribution to the global community and to attain membership of the United Nations. They aim to achieve these aims through policies such as: 

  • Devolved taxation powers: corporation tax, air passenger duty and VAT for Wales 

  • Oppose the development of new sites for nuclear power plants 

  • Free social care at the point of need 

  • Reach one million Welsh speakers by 2050

Key Stats 

  • Current Leader: Adam Price (pictured)

  • 0.5% of the vote share in 2019 

  • 4 Members of Parliament 

  • 10 Members of Welsh Parliament  

  • 1 Peer in the House of Lords

Plaid Cymru: News
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