Leanne Wood: Plaid Cymru leader wants more power for Wales

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood supported the 'yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

She hopes her party could hold a bigger slice of power after May's election with a strong anti-austerity message - so here's what you need to know:

  • Age: 43

  • Job: Plaid Cymru leader and Assembly Member for South Wales Central

  • Family: Lives with long-term partner and daughter Cerys Amelia

  • Background: Born in Rhondda in 1971

  • Education: Studied at the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University

  • Became leader in: 2012, becoming first female leader of the party

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Memorable moments

  • Ordered to leave assembly chamber in 2004 after calling the Queen "Mrs Windsor"

  • Calls for "real independence" for Wales after becoming party leader

  • Campaigns with Nicola Sturgeon for Yes vote in Scotland's independence referendum

  • Says Plaid Cymru will demand Wales gets same funding deal in Scotland in the event of a hung parliament

  • Sacks former Presiding Officer and Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas from the front bench for criticising her comments on Ukip during last year's spring conference without raising concerns beforehand.

In pictures:

Leanne Wood pictured in 1997 alongside fellow Plaid Cymru candidates Credit: PA Wire
Wood pictured after being elected Plaid's leader. Credit: PA Wire
Leanne Wood with the leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon. Credit: PA Wire
Leanne Wood outside the National Assembly in Cardiff. Credit: PA Wire
Leanne Wood addressing her party's conference. Credit: PA Wire