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 The whip was temporarily withdrawn from him earlier this week following his non-attendance at the no-confidence vote against the Health Minister and critical comments he'd made about the party's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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