Plaid Cymru held a 'Special Conference' in Carmarthen today to discuss the way forward for the party in a post-Brexit Wales.Read the full story ›
Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood says there should be an early UK General Election, on the grounds that Theresa May doesn't have a democratic mandate. Ms Wood claims that the expected appointment of the new Conservative leader as Prime Minister "shows a disregard for democracy".
It is a matter of principle that the most powerful political position in the UK should be elected to his or her role as a result of a fairly contested election.
That is why I support an immediate UK-wide election to allow people to have their say as to who they believe is best placed to lead the UK through these testing, challenging times.
With Labour and the Tories engulfed by chaos and division, Plaid Cymru is putting forward the vision and values needed to take our country forward.
Plaid Cymru politicians would never abdicate their responsibilities to people in Wales in the same way as Brexit's so-called leaders have.
An exclusive poll for ITV Wales puts Labour support in a Westminster election at its lowest level since before the party's defeat in 2010.Read the full story ›
Plaid Cymru says there'll be no savings from Brexit and calls on the UK government to borrow to meet the Leave campaign's promises to WalesRead the full story ›
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says her party must campaign for Welsh independence, rather than be part of a UK outside the European Union.Read the full story ›
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says her party must now campaign for Welsh independence, rather than be part of a UK outside the European Union. In an exclusive interview with ITV Cymru Wales Political Editor Adrian Masters, she's revealed that she's calling a special party conference to prioritise a campaign for Welsh independence.
Even though this situation was not of our making, Plaid Cymru believes that redesigning the current UK is the only option. A new union of independent nations working together for the common good.
This is a huge challenge that we face. All of us, whether we voted in or out should be prepared to be bold and confident in being able to forge a new, strong, inclusive, outward-looking future for our nation.
Until now, Plaid has only regarded an independent Wales as a long term aim but Leanne Wood argues that the vote to leave the European Union has "changed everything". She argues that as Scotland and Northern Ireland could leave the UK, Wales must not become what she calls "a forgotten part of a right wing England and Wales".
Opinion polls have rarely shown support for independence above 10% and Leanne Wood acknowledges that she's setting her party a huge task. She also claims that as an independent nation, the Welsh people would want to be part of the EU, although there was a majority in Wales for UK withdrawal.
- You can see Leanne Wood's interview with Adrian Masters on Wales at Six at 6pm on ITV Cymru Wales.
Prof Roger Scully of the Wales Governance Centre looks at the lessons in today's Welsh Barometer poll for politicians and pundits alike.Read the full story ›
An poll shows Plaid Cymru has gained support as a result of Leanne Wood's decision to challenge Carwyn Jones for the post of First Minister.Read the full story ›
Labour and Plaid Cymru have released some details of their agreement. It means Carwyn Jones will be nominated as First Minister.Read the full story ›
The Assembly authorities have ruled out the possibility of the Conservative or UKIP leaders challenging Carwyn Jones in a vote for First Minister tomorrow.
AMs will meet to see if a fresh vote between Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood produces a different outcome.
The Plaid Cymru leader is expected to withdraw from the contest, which was tied 29-29 last week.
The first business at the next plenary will be a further roll call vote unless one of the candidates indicates that they want to withdraw their nomination, in which case the remaining candidate will be the Assembly’s nomination.
The Presiding Officer will immediately recommend to Her Majesty that the Member nominated by the Assembly be appointed as First Minister.
UKIP have said that they will "oppose the coronation of Carwyn Jones" and force a vote by putting up someone themselves.
As that is not possible, any protest would have to take the form of a procedural challenge -a token attempt to stop the nomination of First Minister going ahead.