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Plaid AM misses censure vote

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Bethan Jenkins was not in the Senedd when AMs decided to censure her for bringing the Assembly into disrepute when she was convicted for drink driving.

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Censure vote carried as Bethan Jenkins is told to reflect on criticism of her absence

AMs have passed a vote of censure on Bethan Jenkins for bringing the Assembly into disrepute. They went ahead although the Plaid Cymru AM was not in the chamber and her party had offered to agree to a delay so that she could attend. She was criticised for attending a protest in London instead.

It is a matter for an individual member whether they attend Assembly business, though I would always expect it to be your top priority. I am sure Bethan Jenkins will wish to reflect on the record of today's debate.

– Assembly Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler AM

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