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Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales
LeaderAdam Price
Deputy LeadersRhun ap Iorwerth
Siân Gwenllian
House of Commons
Group Leader
Liz Saville Roberts
ChairmanAlun Ffred Jones
Honorary PresidentThe Lord Wigley
Foondit5 August 1925; 98 years ago (1925-08-05)
HeidquartersTŷ Gwynfor
Marine Chambers
Anson Court
Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4AL
Youth weengPlaid Ifanc
LGBT wingPlaid Pride
Membership  (2018)Increase 11,500[1]
Poleetical poseetionCentre-left[14][15] to
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
House of Commons (Welsh seats)
3 / 40
House of Lords[19]
1 / 792
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
10 / 60
Local government in Wales[20]
202 / 1,253
Police and Crime Commissioner (Wales)
2 / 4

Plaid Cymru (Inglis /ˌpld ˈkʌmri/ PLYDE KUM-ree;[21] Welsh: [plaid ˈkəmri]; offeecially Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales, aften kent as jist Plaid) is a Welsh nationalist political pairty in Wales. Ideologically, Plaid is poseitioned on the centre-left tae left-weing o the British political spectrum an caas for Welsh unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.

Plaid wis foondit in 1925 and won its first seat in the UK Pairlament in 1966. The party hauds three o 40 Welsh seats in the UK Pairlament, 10 o 60 seats in the Senedd Cymru, an 202 o 1,264 principal local authority cooncillors. It is a memmer of the European Free Alliance.

Platform[eedit | eedit soorce]

Plaid Cymru's goals as set oot in its constitution ar:

  1. Tae promuive the constitutional advancement o Wales wi a view tae gainin unthirldom athin the European Union;
  2. Tae ensure economic prosperity, social justice an the heal o the natural environment, based on decentralist socialism;
  3. Tae big a national commonity based on equal citizenship, respect for different tradeitions an culturs an the equal worth o aa individuals, whitiver their race, nationality, gender, colour, creed, sexuality, age, ability or social background;
  4. Tae create a bilingual society bi promuivin uiss o the Welsh leid;
  5. To promuive Wales' contreibution tae the global commonity an tae attain memmership o the Unitit Nations.

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