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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