Elis-Thomas whip restored

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has restored the party whip to Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas today, cancelling any disciplinary proceedings against him.

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Plaid leader to make statement on suspended Elis-Thomas

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is to make a statement shortly regarding the disciplinary process which the party has begun involving former leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas. There's no detail yet on what will be in the statement.

A panel of Plaid AMs is due to examine his case on Monday. The whip was temporarily withdrawn from him earlier this week following his non-attendance at the no-confidence vote against the Health Minister and critical comments he'd made about the party's direction under its new leader.

Suspended Elis-Thomas backed by local party

There's strong support for Dafydd Elis-Thomas tonight from Plaid Cymru members in his constituency. The chair of Plaid's Dwyfor Meirionnydd Constituency Committee, Lis Pugh, has issued this statement:

In a meeting of the Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd Constituency Committee on Thursday 19 July, a motion was passed nem con that we state our full support for our Assembly Member, Dafydd Elis-Thomas.

The Commtitee is also totally commited to the task of realising Plaid Cymru's ambition of moving Wales on and ensure a more and confident future for our nation.

We believe that matters of conscience should always have priority over multi-party matters and we call on the Plaid Cymru group in the National Assembly to promote a positive agenda.

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The future remains uncertain for Elis-Thomas

by Owain Phillips

The row over the no-show by the former leader of Plaid Cymru at yesterday's health vote in the Senedd is continuing to roll on.

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas remained in Bangor last night, despite being ordered to return to Cardiff Bay to take part in the vote.

Political Reporter, Owain Phillips looks at what lies ahead for suspended Elis-Thomas.

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