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  Plaid Cymru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plaid Cymru has 1 of 4 Welsh seats in the European Parliament, 3 of 40 Welsh seats in the UK Parliament, 12 of 60 seats in the National Assembly for Wales, and control of 1 of 22 Welsh local authorities.
Plaid Cymru contested few elections in its early years, preferring to concentrate on the promotion of the Welsh language and its culture, reflecting a split in Welsh nationalism over the question of whether to prioritise the constitutional separation of Wales from the United Kingdom or the promotion of the Welsh language.
Elfyn Llwyd remained the Plaid Cymru leader in the Westminster Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plaid_Cymru   (1285 words)

 Plaid Cymru manifesto, 1997
Plaid Cymru's plans are for a two-chamber Parliament of Wales, the lower chamber (House of Representatives) to be the legislative house directly elected by the electorate by proportional representation and the upper chamber (Congress of Wales) to be chosen by the local authorities of Wales.
Plaid Cymru is not afraid to advocate this approach, nor to contend that the social costs of unemployment, especially when undertaken as part of the restructuring of our economy, should be borne by the whole community and not just the already victimised unemployed.
Plaid Cymru believes that access and involvement in arts activities by a wide range of the population is an essential characteristic of a civilised society.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/pcymru97.htm   (15524 words)

 Plaid Cymru - Wicipedia
Mae Plaid Cymru yn blaid wleidyddol sosialaidd a Chymreig sydd yn galw am hunan-lywodraeth i Gymru.
Yn draddodiadol y mae Plaid wedi bod gryfaf yn y Gymru Gymraeg yn y gorllewin a'r gogledd.
Plaid Cymru oedd y brif wrthblaid yn nhymor cyntaf Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru gyda 17 sedd.
cy.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plaid_Cymru   (412 words)

 Socialism Today - A quiet political earthquake?
Plaid also came to be seen for the first time by workers in industrial Wales as a means for expressing dissatisfaction with the activities of the Labour government, in by-elections in Rhondda West in 1967 and Caerffili in 1968.
Plaid Cymru acknowledged that fact, and the need to widen their appeal in South Wales, by changing their name in 1998 to the bi-lingual form, 'Plaid Cymru/The Party of Wales'.
Plaid Cymru, as a nationalist party, aims to unite on the basis of nationality, rather than class.
www.socialismtoday.org /46/wales.html   (2891 words)

 Plaid Llangollen
Above all, Plaid Cymru believes that decisions should be taken as close as possible to the people affected, recognising that legitimacy and sovereignty arise from the people themselves, within their local communities, not from the trappings and institutions of State.
Plaid Cymru recognises the need to ensure a fairer gender balance and to maximise the opportunity for both self-fulfilment and contributions to their community for men and women alike.
Plaid Cymru recognises the limitations of this situation but is nevertheless fully committed to making the best possible use of the funds received under this present settlement for the good of all people of Wales.
www.llangollen-plaid-cymru.fsnet.co.uk /English/Background.htm   (2337 words)

 BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Wales | Plaid pledges a 'fairer society'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plaid became the last of the four main parties in Wales to publish its manifesto with policies it said would lead to "a stronger economy and a fairer society".
Plaid was asked about the fact that, although it could never form the UK Government, its manifesto set out a range of policies on issues such as tax and foreign affairs.
Plaid calls for a 50% tax rate on incomes above £50,000 a year, and the scrapping of council tax, to be replaced with a local income tax, and it wants a "citizens' pension" of £106 a week for a single person and £161 for a couple.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/wales/4455771.stm   (770 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | Plaid image change 'a new start'
Plaid Cymru has revealed the most radical image overhaul in its history at its spring conference in Carmarthen.
For decades, Plaid Cymru has been associated with the colour green, believed to signify Wales' landscape and the party's environmental credentials.
At the launch of the new logo, Mr Iwan said that Plaid hopes the changes, along with a six-month policy review, would show voters that "if Wales is to be successful in the modern world, then Plaid Cymru is the only political force that can achieve that aspiration".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/south_west/4744956.stm   (516 words)

 Articles - Plaid Cymru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plaid, in full Plaid Cymru (pronounced IPA:) – The Party of Wales, is the principal nationalist political party in Wales.
Support for Plaid Cymru is historically concentrated in the rural Welsh-speaking areas of north and west Wales.
In the General Election of May 5, 2005, Plaid lost the Ceredigion seat to the Liberal Democrats, the result was a dissapointment to Plaid, who had hoped to gain Ynys Môn, whilst holding its four seats thus leaving them with their smallest parliamentary representation for a generation.
www.sewing-center.com /articles/Plaid_Cymru   (1123 words)

 Ymgyrchu! - Devolution - Disestablishment, Cymru Fydd and Plaid Cymru
The Cymru Fydd movement was founded in 1886 by some of the London Welsh, including J. Lloyd, O. Edwards, T. Ellis, Beriah Gwynfe Evans and Alfred Thomas.
Following the failure of Cymru Fydd and the advances made by the Labour Party in the 1922 General Election, some people felt that a movement was needed to support the idea of self-government for Wales and to put the aspirations of the Welsh people first.
This new party was in fact the amalgamation of two movements, 'Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru' (Nationalist Party of Wales), founded by leading nationalists in the North such as Lewis Valentine, and 'Y Mudiad Cymreig' (the Welsh Movement) in south Wales which was a secret nationalist movement.
www.llgc.org.uk /ymgyrchu/Datganoli/PlaidCymru/index-e.htm   (500 words)

 [A-List] Wales: critique of Plaid Cymru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plaid's historic opponent was, and is, Welsh Labour: a party that remains much the same kind of thing it always has been.
The effect was to make Plaid voters ashamed of their own party's inability to make sense of the word independence.
It was Plaid's role to capture and express that fact in the Welsh imagination.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2003-May/025816.html   (861 words)

 icWales - Plaid Cymru - a party in need of a wake-up call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Unless things change for the better, Plaid will be reduced to a rump in the 2007 Assembly elections, ceding its present status as main opposition party to the Conservatives.
Yesterday Plaid confirmed that he is to be made honorary president at this week's conference, a title he will inherit from the late Gwynfor Evans.
What Plaid members have to ask themselves is whether they want to remain in perpetual opposition, with a static or decreasing share of the vote, or whether they are capable of maturing into a party that is not content merely to shout from the sidelines.
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=16127137&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=plaid-cymru---a-party-in-need-of-a-wake-up-call-name_page.html   (885 words)

 What is the place of nationalist political parties in Britain
Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones voiced this resentment towards the government in London when he declared that Wales was “a socially-excluded underclass created by Margaret Thatcher and abandoned by Tony Blair”
Therefore, while the SNP enjoys a decent vote throughout Scotland, Plaid Cymru’s candidates are concentrated in northern rural areas where the largest pockets of Welsh speakers lie.
Plaid Cymru should benefit from its increased profile in British politics but must increase efforts to abate concerns over the language issue and the capability of their leader.
www.wm.edu /so/monitor/spring2002/jamrisko.htm   (4533 words)

 Plaid Cymru: We'll stand up for Wales | the Daily Mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plaid Cymru launched its election campaign today by insisting it was the only party that could stand up for Wales in Westminster.
The party is keen to counter claims from opponents that a vote for Plaid in a Westminster election is a waste in post-devolution Wales.
Plaid believed in "redistributing resources from the rich to the poor", he said.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/elections2005.html?in_article_id=344678&in_page_id=1853   (419 words)

 Plaid Cymru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales was formed on 5th August 1925.
Overall Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales won 17 seats and nearly 30% of the vote, confirming its position as the second largest party in Welsh politics.
Later in the same year Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales secured two out of the five MEPs allocated to Wales, and came within 13,000 votes of overtaking Labour as the largest party in that election in Wales.
www.municipalyearbook.co.uk /index.asp?pageid=419   (434 words)

 Friends of the Earth Cymru: Press Release: 2003: Do the parties meet the Green Challenge?
In the lead, both with a score of 32 are Plaid Cymru and the Wales Green Party; they are followed by the Welsh Liberal Democrats with 25 points, Welsh Labour with 18 points and the Welsh Conservatives with 13 points.
Plaid Cymru's manifesto says that such a target "may be possible" but the party earns extra points for its strong commitment to renewables in the Assembly so far, despite some vociferous campaigns against windfarms in Wales.
Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Liberal Democrats responded directly to Friends of the Earth Cymru's Green Challenge; commitments made in those responses have been taken into account.
www.foe.co.uk /cymru/english/press_releases/2003/assembly_election_manifestos.html   (2421 words)

 Plaid Cymru: outdated and irrelevant: Welsh Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Every day in the Assembly Plaid Cymru AMs, people who claim to be socialists, are voting with the Tories to block Labour’s plans.
Now it seems Plaid Cymru want to give them another chance — obviously eighteen years of Tory Government wasn’t enough to convince some people in Plaid Cymru that they shouldn’t ever be given another chance to run Wales.
Plaid Cymru are fast becoming Wales’ most irrelevant political party.
www.welshlabour.org.uk /index.php?id=plaid   (365 words)

 Key Dates for Plaid Cymru
1970: Plaid Cymru fielded a candidate in every seat in Wales in the election and got 11.5% of the vote in Wales.
In the October election, Plaid Cymru won 3 seats in total.
1999: Plaid Cymru won 17 seats to the National Assembly of Wales out of a possible 60 seats – the second largest party in the Welsh Assembly.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /key_dates_for_plaid_cymru.htm   (167 words)

 ePolitix.com - Plaid Cymru leader sets out vision
The nationalist leader in the Welsh assembly was on Thursday setting out his ideas in a 'state of the nation' address in which he slammed the six-year-old Labour administration.
"Plaid Cymru in opposition has secured money for better rail services, no top-up fees for Welsh students, help for safer, warmer homes for pensioners, and aid for council tax payers hit by rebanding," he added.
The Ynys Mon AM concluded: "Plaid in government would continue to put the people in their communities across Wales first.
www.epolitix.com /EN/News/200602/b040d03f-0507-4bae-be97-2dfc90f8323e.htm   (312 words)

 Plaid Cymru proposes corporation tax cut - vnunet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Welsh political party Plaid Cymru is set to propose drastic cuts in corporation tax to address the region's poor economic performance, stimulate start-ups and encourage business relocations.
Plaid will present its proposal to the Cardiff-based Richard Commission, which was appointed by the government to look at greater power for the assembly and the potential for economic growth in Wales.
But the move by Plaid is likely to put Welsh Labour politicians on the defensive in the run up to next May's elections to the national assembly.
www.vnunet.com /accountancyage/news/2031410/plaid-cymru-proposes-corporation-tax-cut   (411 words)

 Plaid Cymru - Wikipedia Light!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to accounts filed with the Electoral Commission for the year of 2004, the party has an income and expenditure of about £500,000 Electoral Commission: 2004 accounts.
Despite Plaid Cymru's ambivalence toward home rule - as opposed to ouright independence - the referendum result led many in the party to question its existence.
The party's colours were changed to yellow from the traditional green and red, while the party logo was changed from the 'triban' used since 1933 to a yellow Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica).
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=Plaid_Cymru   (1219 words)

 ePolitix.com - Plaid pledges fresh start with new logo
Plaid Cymru has unveiled its new logo, saying the party's rebranding marks a fresh start.
Party president Dafydd Iwan said the new look had been based on an attempt to show that Plaid Cymru - or just 'Plaid' as it is named on the logo - represents all the people of Wales, regardless of language, ethnicity or gender.
The triban logo, which has been in use since 1933, was said to represent the three key Plaid Cymru values of self-government, cultural prosperity and economic prosperity.
www.epolitix.com /EN/News/200602/802d1bda-7c8b-4183-bb80-7e56004c0c6b.htm   (498 words)

 icWales - Wales and Plaid Cymru face clear choices
Equally Plaid Cymru has to choose whether to be a party of government or remain in permanent opposition.
Plaid Cymru must "ditch its 'one last heave mentality' and explore coalition to end Labour's stranglehold on power that threatens to sterilise Welsh politics for a generation".
If Plaid decides against pursuing Adam's radical alternative, then Dewis argues that it must face up to the other, a real historic compromise in which Plaid, the Lib-Dems and Welsh Conservatives, along with others such as Forward Wales, work together to transform Welsh politics.
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/newspolitics/tm_objectid=15542800&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=wales-and-plaid-cymru-face-clear-choices-name_page.html   (665 words)

 Cardiff Central Watch: Plaid Cymru press release
Have received a press release from Plaid, the meat of which is concerned about an Eid party organised by Labour a mere month after the event.
Plaid Cymru has today (Monday 28 November) that the First Minister Rhodri Morgan has made a ‘cynical and insensitive’ attempt to gain votes for the Labour Party, after arranging a party to mark the end of Ramadan, but four weeks late.
Plaid Cymru Councillor Mohammed Sarul Islam, who was elected for the Riverside ward of Cardiff in the 2004 elections, commented:
cardiff-central.blogspot.com /2005/11/plaid-cymru-press-release.html   (646 words)

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