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Dafydd Elis-Thomas sacked

Former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas has lost two jobs as a committee chair and party spokesman following his criticism of the anti-UKIP stance taken by the party's leader Leanne Wood

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Plaid leader stands by Elis-Thomas sacking

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says she stands by her decision to sack Dafydd Elis-Thomas from his spokesperson job and to seek to remove him as chair of the Assembly's Environment committee. She took the action after he criticised her anti-UKIP stance during her recent conference speech.

Dafydd Elis-Thomas is expected to try to challenge his removal from the committee chair and has called for the Assembly's committees to be more independent of the political parties.

Plaid's Health spokesperson Elin Jones says the party 'isn't against that discussion' but that it should be held as part of a wider review of the Assembly's rules and not' in the context of one instance.'

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