Members of Plaid Cymru's constituency party in Dwyfor Meirionnydd tonight backed Dafydd Elis Thomas as their candidate in next year's assembly election.
A meeting in Porthmadog heard from two senior Plaid officials about why the former party leader faces disciplinary action for criticising the present leader Leanne Wood.
A final decision on whether he remains a Plaid Cymru candidate will be taken by the party's national executive.
The battle of wills between Plaid Cymru's former leader Dafydd Elis Thomas and the party's current leader Leanne Wood comes to a head tonight at a special meeting of senior Plaid officials and constituency members in Porthmadog.
Lord Elis Thomas' refusal to always toe the party line has led to friction since Leanne Wood became Plaid's leader in 2012. Relations were briefly patched up after he faced disciplinary action for missing a vote in the Senedd but matters have come to ahead since the Westminster election in May.
He publicly criticised the election campaign for prioritising parity with Scotland rather than focussing on specifically Welsh issues, criticism that those close to the Plaid leadership say would have been more appropriately made in private. Friends of the Dwyfor Meirionnydd AM say he's found the party hierarchy unwilling to listen to his concerns.
Plaid Cymru's executive meets on Saturday and has the power to cancel Dafydd Elis Thomas' selection as candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd in next year's Assembly election. It would be an extraordinary and potentially damaging step to take against a man who was first elected as MP for the old Merionethshire seat in 1974.
Tonight's meeting, where he is expected to put his case, will test whether he still has the support of his local party. If he has its backing, the members of the party executive would have to ask themselves if they could really risk a split with the activists in Plaid Cymru's safest seat.
A Plaid Cymru AM says the Welsh Government has been too slow to act when health boards have problems and claimed that at least one other should be under the special measures now being imposed on the Betsi Cadwaladr Board in north Wales. Speaking on Sharp End, Bethan Jenkins said similar action should have taken against the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, which covers Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.
I think we should be looking at health in a more national way. In ABMU, at the Princess of Wales and Neath Port Talbot hospitals, we've had problems and they should have been put in special measures too. The health minister has to be more responsible going forward for the actions of various health boards rather than trying to wash his hands of those decisions.
Bethan Jenkins said she has repeatedly called for an wider inquiry into the Welsh NHS.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said she's pleased with her party's performance in the General Election, claiming Plaid has now laid promising foundations ahead of next year's Welsh Assembly elections.
Plaid held on to their three seats and came close to taking Ynys Môn from Labour - but missed out by 229 votes.
Critics, however, will argue Plaid should've performed better, given their leader's high profile exposure on TV leader's debates.
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Plaid Cymru have held Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, securing a 38.4% share of the vote.
Jonathan Edwards saw off the challenge of Labour candidate Calum Higgins, with a 5,599 majority.
Plaid Cymru have held Arfon, securing a 43.9% of the vote.
Hywel Williams saw off competition from Labour candidate Alun Pugh, with a 3,668 majority.