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Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(Welsh pronunciation: [plaɪd ˈkəmri]; English: /ˌplaɪd ˈkʌmri/;[17] officially Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
– Party of Wales, often referred to simply as Plaid) is a social-democratic political party in Wales
Wales
advocating for Welsh independence
Welsh independence
from the United Kingdom within the European Union.[18][19] Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
was formed in 1925 and won its first seat in the UK Parliament in 1966. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
by 2018 had one of four Welsh seats in the European Parliament, four of 40 Welsh seats in the UK Parliament, 10 of 60 seats in the National Assembly for Wales, and 202 of 1,264 principal local authority councillors.[20] Plaid is a member of the European Free Alliance.

Contents

1 Platform 2 History

2.1 Beginnings 2.2 1930s 2.3 1940s 2.4 1950s 2.5 1960s 2.6 1970s 2.7 1980s 2.8 1990s 2.9 Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
in the Assembly era

2.9.1 First National Assembly, 1999–2003 2.9.2 Second National Assembly, 2003–07 2.9.3 Third National Assembly, 2007–11 2.9.4 Fourth National Assembly, 2011–16 2.9.5 Fifth National Assembly, 2016–present

2.10 Undeb Credyd Plaid Cymru

3 Party leadership

3.1 Past Leaders 3.2 Deputy Leaders

4 Elected representatives

4.1 UK Parliament 4.2 European Parliament 4.3 Welsh Assembly 4.4 Local councillors

5 Electoral performance

5.1 Local elections 5.2 European Parliament
European Parliament
elections 5.3 UK general elections 5.4 National Assembly for Wales
National Assembly for Wales
elections

6 European Free Alliance 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Platform[edit] Plaid Cymru's goals as set out in its constitution are:

To promote the constitutional advancement of Wales
Wales
with a view to attaining independence within the European Union; To ensure economic prosperity, social justice and the health of the natural environment, based on decentralist socialism; To build a national community based on equal citizenship, respect for different traditions and cultures and the equal worth of all individuals, whatever their race, nationality, gender, colour, creed, sexuality, age, ability or social background; To create a bilingual society by promoting the revival of the Welsh language; To promote Wales's contribution to the global community and to attain membership of the United Nations.

In September 2008, a senior Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
assembly member spelled out her party's continuing support for an independent Wales. The Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs, Elin Jones, kicked off Plaid's annual conference by pledging to uphold the goal of making Wales
Wales
a European Union member state. She told the delegates in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth
that the party would continue its commitment to independence under the coalition with the Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
Party.[21] History[edit] Main article: History of Plaid Cymru Beginnings[edit]

Plaque commemorating the founding of Plaid Cymru, Pwllheli

While both the Labour and Liberal parties of the early 20th century had accommodated demands for Welsh home rule, no political party existed for the purpose of establishing a Welsh government. Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru (English: National Party of Wales) was formed on 5 August 1925, by Moses Gruffydd, H. R. Jones and Lewis Valentine, members of Byddin Ymreolwyr Cymru (Home Rule Army of Wales; literally, Self-Rulers' Army of Wales); and Fred Jones, Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
and David John Williams of Y Mudiad Cymreig (The Welsh Movement).[22] Initially, home rule for Wales
Wales
was not an explicit aim of the new movement; keeping Wales
Wales
Welsh-speaking took primacy, with the aim of making Welsh the only official language of Wales.[23] In the general election of 1929 the party contested its first parliamentary constituency, Caernarvonshire, polling 609 votes, or 1.6% of the vote for that seat. The party contested few such elections in its early years, partly due to its ambivalence towards Westminster politics. Indeed, the candidate Lewis Valentine, the party’s first president, offered himself in Caernarvonshire on a platform of demonstrating Welsh people's rejection of English dominion.[24] 1930s[edit] By 1932 the aims of self-government and Welsh representation at the League of Nations
League of Nations
had been added to that of preserving Welsh language and culture. However, this move, and the party's early attempts to develop an economic critique, did not broaden its appeal beyond that of an intellectual and socially conservative Welsh language
Welsh language
pressure group.[25] The alleged sympathy of the party's leading members (including President
President
Saunders Lewis) towards Europe's totalitarian regimes compromised its early appeal further.[26] In 1936 Lewis, David John Williams
David John Williams
and Lewis Valentine
Lewis Valentine
attacked and set fire to the newly constructed RAF Penyberth
Penyberth
air base on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd
Gwynedd
in protest at its siting in the Welsh-speaking heartland. The leaders' treatment, including the trial judge's dismissal of the use of Welsh and their subsequent imprisonment in Wormwood Scrubs, led to "The Three" becoming a cause célèbre. This heightened the profile of the party dramatically and its membership had doubled to nearly 2,000 by 1939.[23][27] 1940s[edit]

A Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
rally in Machynlleth in 1949

Penyberth, and Plaid Cymru’s neutral stance during the Second World War, prompted concerns within the UK Government that it might be used by Germany to insert spies or carry out other covert operations.[28] In fact, the party adopted a neutral standpoint and urged (with only limited success) conscientious objection to war service.[29] In 1943 Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
contested the University of Wales
Wales
parliamentary seat at a by-election, gaining 1,330 votes, or 22%. In the 1945 general election, with party membership at around 2,500, Plaid Cymru contested seven seats, as many as it had in the preceding 20 years, including constituencies in south Wales
Wales
for the first time. At this time Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
was elected president. 1950s[edit]

1959 election in Merioneth

BBC debate between Iorwerth Thomas
Iorwerth Thomas
(Rhondda MP) and Gwynfor Evans, Plaid Cymru's first MP

Gwynfor Evans's presidency coincided with the maturation of Plaid Cymru (as it now began to refer to itself) into a more recognisable political party. Its share of the vote increased from 0.7% in the 1951 general election to 3.1% in 1955 and 5.2% in 1959. In the 1959 election, the party contested a majority of Welsh seats for the first time. Proposals to drown the village of Capel Celyn
Capel Celyn
in the Tryweryn valley in Gwynedd
Gwynedd
in 1957 to supply the city of Liverpool
Liverpool
with water played a part in Plaid Cymru's growth. The fact that the parliamentary bill authorising the drowning went through without support from any Welsh MPs showed that the MPs' votes in Westminster were not enough to prevent such bills from passing.[30] 1960s[edit] Support for the party declined slightly in the early 1960s, particularly as support for the Liberal Party began to stabilise from its long-term decline. In 1962 Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
gave a radio talk entitled Tynged yr Iaith (The fate of the language) in which he predicted the extinction of the Welsh language
Welsh language
unless action was taken. This led to the formation of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg
Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg
(the Welsh Language Society) the same year.[31] Labour's return to power in 1964 and the creation of the post of Secretary of State for Wales
Secretary of State for Wales
appeared to represent a continuation of the incremental evolution of a distinctive Welsh polity, following the Conservative government's appointment of a Minister of Welsh Affairs in the mid-1950s and the establishment of Cardiff
Cardiff
as Wales's capital in 1955. However, in 1966, less than four months after coming in third in the constituency of Carmarthen, Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
sensationally captured the seat from Labour at a by-election. This was followed by two further by-elections in Rhondda West in 1967 and Caerphilly
Caerphilly
in 1968 in which the party achieved massive swings of 30% and 40% respectively, coming within a whisker of victory. The results were caused partly by an anti-Labour backlash. Expectations in coal mining communities that the Wilson government would halt the long-term decline in their industry had been dashed by a significant downward revision of coal production estimates.[32] However, — in Carmarthen particularly — Plaid Cymru also successfully depicted Labour's policies as a threat to the viability of small Welsh communities.[33] 1970s[edit] In the 1970 general election Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
contested every seat in Wales for the first time and its vote share surged from 4.5% in 1966 to 11.5%. Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
lost Carmarthen to Labour, but regained the seat in October 1974, by which time the party had gained a further two MPs, representing the constituencies of Caernarfon
Caernarfon
and Merionethshire. Plaid Cymru's emergence (along with the Scottish National Party) prompted the Wilson government to establish the Kilbrandon Commission on the constitution. The subsequent proposals for a Welsh Assembly were, however, heavily defeated in a referendum in 1979. Despite Plaid Cymru's ambivalence toward home rule (as opposed to outright independence) the referendum result led many in the party to question its direction.[24] At the 1979 general election the party's vote share declined from 10.8% to 8.1% and Carmarthen was again lost to Labour. 1980s[edit] Caernarfon
Caernarfon
MP Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
succeeded Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
as president in 1981, inheriting a party whose morale was at an all-time low. In 1981 the party adopted "community socialism" as a constitutional aim. While the party embarked on a wide-ranging review of its priorities and goals, Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
fought a successful campaign (including the threat of a hunger strike) to oblige the Conservative government to fulfill its promise to establish S4C, a Welsh-language television station.[34] In 1984 Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
was elected president, defeating Dafydd Iwan, a move that saw the party shift to the left. Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(later Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leader) captured Ynys Môn from the Conservatives in 1987. In 1989 Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
once again assumed the presidency of the party. 1990s[edit] In the 1992 general election the party added a fourth MP, Cynog Dafis, when he gained Ceredigion and Pembroke North from the Liberal Democrats. Dafis was endorsed by the local branch of the Green Party. The party's vote share recovered to 9.9% at the 1997 general election. In 1997, following the election of a Labour government committed to devolution for Wales, a further referendum was narrowly won, establishing the National Assembly for Wales. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
became the main opposition to the ruling Labour Party, with 17 seats to Labour's 28. In doing so, it appeared to have broken out of its rural Welsh-speaking heartland, and captured traditionally strong Labour areas in industrial South Wales. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
in the Assembly era[edit] First National Assembly, 1999–2003[edit] In the 1999 election Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
gained seats in traditional Labour areas such as Rhondda, Islwyn and Llanelli, achieving by far its highest share of the vote in any Wales-wide election. While Plaid Cymru regarded itself as the natural beneficiary of devolution, others attributed its performance in large part to the travails of the Labour Party[who?], whose nomination for Assembly First Secretary, Ron Davies, was forced to stand down in an alleged sex scandal. The ensuing leadership battle, won by Alun Michael, did much to damage Labour, and thus aided Plaid Cymru, whose leader was the more popular and higher profile Dafydd Wigley. The Labour Party's UK national leadership was seen to interfere in the contest and deny the popular Rhodri Morgan
Rhodri Morgan
victory.[35] Less than two months later, in elections to the European parliament, Labour support slumped further, and Plaid Cymru came within 2.5% of achieving the largest share of the vote in Wales. Under the new system of proportional representation, the party also gained two MEPs. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
then developed political problems of its own. Dafydd Wigley resigned, citing health problems but amid rumours of a plot against him.[36] His successor, Ieuan Wyn Jones, struggled to impose his authority, particularly over controversial remarks made by a councillor, Seimon Glyn.[37] At the same time, Labour leader and First Minister Alun Michael
Alun Michael
was replaced by Rhodri Morgan. In the 2001 general election, Notwithstanding Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
recording its highest-ever vote share in a general election, 14.3%, the party lost Wyn Jones's former seat of Ynys Môn to Albert Owen, although it gained Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, where Adam Price
Adam Price
was elected. Second National Assembly, 2003–07[edit] The Assembly elections of May 2003 saw the party's representation drop from 17 to 12, with the seats gained in the 1999 election falling again to Labour and the party's share of the vote declining to 21%. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
narrowly remained the second-largest party in the National Assembly ahead of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Forward Wales. On 15 September 2003 folk-singer and county councillor Dafydd Iwan
Dafydd Iwan
was elected as Plaid Cymru's president. Ieuan Wyn Jones, who had resigned from his dual role as president and Assembly group leader following the losses in the 2003 Assembly election, was re-elected in the latter role. Elfyn Llwyd remained the Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leader in the Westminster Parliament. Under Iwan's presidency the party formally adopted a policy of independence for Wales
Wales
within Europe. The 2004 local election saw the party lose control of the two South Wales
Wales
councils it gained in 1999, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Cynon Taff
and Caerphilly, while retaining its stronghold of Gwynedd
Gwynedd
in the north-west. The results enabled the party to claim a greater number of ethnic minority councillors than all the other political parties in Wales combined,[38] along with gains in authorities such as Cardiff
Cardiff
and Swansea, where Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
representation had been minimal. In the European Parliament
European Parliament
elections of the same year, the party's vote share fell to 17.4%, and the reduction in the number of Welsh MEPs saw its representation reduced to one.

Old logo (above) and new logo (below)

In the general election of 5 May 2005, Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
lost the Ceredigion seat to the Liberal Democrats; this result was a disappointment to Plaid, who had hoped to gain Ynys Môn. Overall therefore, Plaid Cymru's Parliamentary representation fell to three seats, the lowest number for the party since 1992. The party's share of the vote fell to 12.6%.[39] In 2006, the party voted constitutional changes to formally designate the party's leader in the assembly as its overall leader, with Ieuan Wyn Jones being restored to the full leadership and Dafydd Iwan becoming head of the voluntary wing[clarification needed] of the party. 2006 also saw the party unveil a radical change of image, opting to use "Plaid" as the party's name, although " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
— the Party of Wales" would remain the official title. The party changed its logo in 2006, from the traditional green and red triban (three peaks) used since 1933, to a yellow Welsh poppy
Welsh poppy
(Meconopsis cambrica).[40] Third National Assembly, 2007–11[edit] In the National Assembly election of 3 May 2007, Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
increased its number of seats from 12 to 15, regaining Llanelli, gaining one additional list seat and winning the newly created constituency of Aberconwy. The 2007 election also saw Plaid Cymru's Mohammad Asghar become the first ethnic minority candidate elected to the Welsh Assembly.[41] The party's share of the vote increased to 22.4%. After weeks of negotiations involving all four parties in the Assembly, Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
and Labour agreed to form a coalition government. Their agreed "One Wales" programme included a commitment for both parties to campaign for a Yes vote in a referendum on full law-making powers for the Assembly, to be held at a time of the Welsh Assembly Government's choosing.[42] Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
was subsequently confirmed as Deputy First Minister of Wales[43] and Minister for the Economy and Transport. Rhodri Glyn Thomas
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
was appointed Heritage Minister. He later stood down, and Alun Ffred Jones
Alun Ffred Jones
took over. Ceredigion AM Elin Jones
Elin Jones
was appointed to the Rural Affairs brief in the new 10-member cabinet. Jocelyn Davies
Jocelyn Davies
became Deputy Minister for Housing, and later, Regeneration. In the 2010 general election, Plaid returned three MPs to Westminster. They took part in the Yes for Wales
Yes for Wales
cross-party campaign for the March 2011 referendum. Fourth National Assembly, 2011–16[edit] In the 2011 National Assembly election Plaid slipped from second place to third, being overtaken by the Welsh Conservative Party
Welsh Conservative Party
and losing its deputy leader Helen Mary Jones. The party held an inquiry into the election result.[44] The internal investigation led to the adoption of wide-ranging changes to its constitution, including a streamlining of the leadership structure.[45] In May 2011, Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
announced he would stand down as leader within the first half of the Assembly term.[46] A leadership election was held in which three candidates eventually stood: Elin Jones, Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
and Leanne Wood;[47] Simon Thomas withdrew his candidacy before ballots were cast.[48] On 15 March 2012, Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
elected Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
as its new leader. She received 55% of the vote, over second-placed Elin Jones
Elin Jones
with 41%.[49] She is the first female, and the first non-fluent Welsh speaker.[50][51] Soon after Wood's election as leader, she appointed former MP Adam Price
Adam Price
to head an economic commission for the party "focussed on bringing together tailor-made policies in order to transform our economy".[52][53] On 1 May 2012 it was confirmed Leanne Wood would not be taking the £23,000 pay increase that every other party leader in the Assembly receives.[54] On 12 November 2012, Wood announced she would be abandoning her relatively safe list seat to stand in a constituency at the 2016 National Assembly elections;[55] she later confirmed she would contest the Rhondda.[56] Adam Price
Adam Price
was subsequently selected as the party's candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.[57] Lindsay Whittle confirmed he would contest the Caerffili
Caerffili
constituency.[58] On 20 June 2013, former party leader Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
stood down from the Assembly as the member for Ynys Môn.[59] Plaid Cymru's candidate Rhun ap Iorwerth
Rhun ap Iorwerth
was elected as the new Assembly Member for the constituency, receiving 12,601 votes (a 58% share) with a majority of 9,166 over the Labour candidate.[60] Fifth National Assembly, 2016–present[edit] Following the 2016 Welsh Assembly
Welsh Assembly
Elections, having gained one seat Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
became the Assembly's second largest party and briefly became the official opposition to the Welsh Government
Welsh Government
with 12 seats.[61] Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
currently has ten Assembly Members, following Dafydd Elis-Thomas's resignation from the party in 2016 [62][63] and Neil McEvoy's permanent expulsion from Plaid's Assembly group in 2018.[64] In the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Plaid campaigned for a remain vote[65]. Wales
Wales
voted 52.5% in favor of leave[66] Undeb Credyd Plaid Cymru[edit] Undeb Credyd Plaid Cymru Credit Union
Undeb Credyd Plaid Cymru Credit Union
Limited is a savings and loans co-operative established for party members in 1986.[67] Based in Roath, Cardiff, it is a member of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited.[68] The credit union is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the PRA. Ultimately, like the banks and building societies, members’ savings are protected against business failure by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.[69] Party leadership[edit]

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Name and portrait Party office Constituency (if any) Notes

1

Leanne Wood Party Leader since 2012 and Welsh Assembly
Welsh Assembly
Group Leader AM Rhondda

2

Dafydd Wigley Honorary Party President From 2001 House of Lords Former Party President Member of the House of Lords

3

Jill Evans European Parliament Group Leader MEP for Wales Former Party President

4 Gareth Clubb Chief Executive

Past Leaders[edit]

Leader From To

1 Lewis Valentine 1925 1926

2 Saunders Lewis 1926 1939

3 John Edward Daniel 1939 1943

4 Abi Williams 1943 1945

5 Gwynfor Evans 1945 1981

6 Dafydd Wigley 1981 1984

7 Dafydd Elis-Thomas 1984 1991

8 Dafydd Wigley 1991 2000

9 Ieuan Wyn Jones 2000 2012

10 Leanne Wood 2012 Incumbent

See also:

Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leadership election, 2000 Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leadership election, 2003 Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leadership election, 2012

Deputy Leaders[edit]

Deputy Leader From To

Rhodri Glyn Thomas ???? 2007

Alun Ffred Jones 2007 [70] 2008

Helen Mary Jones 2008 2011/2012

Elin Jones 2012 [71] 2016

Vacant 2016 date

Elected representatives[edit] UK Parliament[edit]

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Liz Saville-Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Hywel Williams, MP for Arfon Ben Lake, MP for Ceredigion

European Parliament[edit]

Jill Evans, MEP for Wales
Wales
[72]

Welsh Assembly[edit]

Llyr Huws Gruffydd, AM for North Wales
Wales
electoral region Sian Gwenllian, AM for Arfon Rhun ap Iorwerth
Rhun ap Iorwerth
AM for Ynys Môn Bethan Jenkins, AM for South Wales
South Wales
West electoral region Elin Jones, AM for Ceredigion Steffan Lewis, AM for South Wales
South Wales
East electoral region Dai Lloyd, AM for South Wales
South Wales
West electoral region Adam Price, AM for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Simon Thomas, AM for Mid and West Wales
Wales
electoral region Leanne Wood, AM for Rhondda

Neil McEvoy, AM for South Wales
South Wales
Central (Suspended as of 19 Sept 2017)[73]

Local councillors[edit]

203 councillors in local government elected in 2017. They form the Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
Councillors Association.

Electoral performance[edit] Local elections[edit]

Year Votes % +/- Overall control of Councils +/- Seats +/-

1995 115,900 12.5% N/A 1 N/A 202 N/A

1999 179,212 18.2% 5.7% 3 2 205 3

2004 149,352 16.4% 1.8% 1 2 175 30

2008 [74] 159,847 16.8% 0.4% 0 1 205 31

2012[75]* 133,961 15.8% 1.1% 0

158 41

2017 [76]

1

203 33

*The 2012 figures excludes Anglesey, where the vote was delayed until 2013. The changes in seats and votes shown for 2012 are a direct comparison since the 2008 elections in the 21 councils up for election (i.e. excluding Anglesey). In 2008 Plaid won 205 seats including six in Anglesey. For the purposes of this table the 205 figure has been reduced to 199 for the 2012 elections where the party lost 41 of the 199 seats it was defending on the night, leaving them with 158 seats. In the 2013 elections in Anglesey the party won 12 seats, up from the 6 it won in 2008, (although significant boundary changes took place along with a reduction in the total number of seats available from 40 to 30.) The 2017 figures are based on changes from the 2012 and 2013 elections. European Parliament
European Parliament
elections[edit]

Year Percentage of vote in Wales Total no. of votes Seats won

1979 11.7% 83,399

0 / 4

1984 12.2% 103,031

0 / 4

1989 12.9% 115,062

0 / 4

1994 17.1% 162,478

0 / 5

1999 29.6% 185,235

2 / 5

2004 17.1% 159,888

1 / 4

2009 18.5% 126,702

1 / 4

2014 15.3% 111,695

1 / 4

UK general elections[edit]

Year Percentage of vote in Wales No. of total votes Seats won Government

1929 0.003% 609

0 / 36

N/A

1931 0.2% 2,050

0 / 36

N/A

1935 0.3% 2,534

0 / 36

N/A

1945 1.2% 16,017

0 / 36

N/A

1950 1.2% 17,580

0 / 36

N/A

1951 0.7% 10,920

0 / 36

N/A

1955 3.1% 45,119

0 / 36

N/A

1959 5.2% 77,571

0 / 36

N/A

1964 4.8% 69,507

0 / 36

N/A

1966 4.3% 61,071

0 / 36

N/A

1970 11.5% 175,016

0 / 36

N/A

1974 (Feb) 10.8% 171,374

2 / 36

Opposition

1974 (Oct) 10.8% 166,321

3 / 36

Opposition

1979 8.1% 132,544

2 / 36

Opposition

1983 7.8% 125,309

2 / 38

Opposition

1987 7.3% 123,599

3 / 38

Opposition

1992* 9% 156,796

4 / 38

Opposition

1997 9.9% 161,030

4 / 40

Opposition

2001 14.3% 195,893

4 / 40

Opposition

2005 12.6% 174,838

3 / 40

Opposition

2010 11.3% 165,394

3 / 40

Opposition

2015 12.1% 181,694

3 / 40

Opposition

2017 10.4% 164,466

4 / 40

Opposition

*Six seats (Blaenau Gwent, Ceredigion & Pembroke North, Islwyn, Monmouth, Newport West and Torfaen) contested on a joint Plaid Cymru/Green Party ticket National Assembly for Wales
National Assembly for Wales
elections[edit]

Year Percentage of vote (constituency) Percentage of vote (regional) Seats won (constituency) Seats won (regional) Seats won (total) Government

1999 28.4% (290,572) 30.6% (312,048)

9 / 40

8 / 20

17 / 60

Opposition

2003 21.2% (180,185) 19.7% (167,653)

5 / 40

7 / 20

12 / 60

Opposition

2007 22.4% (219,121) 21.0% (204,757)

7 / 40

8 / 20

15 / 60

Coalition

2011 19.3% (182,907) 17.9% (169,799)

5 / 40

6 / 20

11 / 60

Opposition

2016 20.5% (209,376) 20.8% (211,548)

6 / 40

6 / 20

12 / 60

Opposition

European Free Alliance[edit]

Name and Portrait Party Office Constituency (if any) Notes

Jill Evans EU Parliament Group Leader Wales
Wales
in the EU

Plaid retains close links with the Scottish National Party
Scottish National Party
(SNP), with both parties' MPs co-operating closely with one another. They work as a single parliamentary group within Westminster, and were involved in joint campaigning during the 2005 general election campaign. Both Plaid and the SNP, along with Mebyon Kernow
Mebyon Kernow
of Cornwall,[77] are members of the European Free Alliance
European Free Alliance
(EFA), a pan-European political party for regionalist, autonomist and pro-independence political parties across Europe. The EFA co-operates with the larger European Green Party to form The Greens– European Free Alliance
European Free Alliance
(Greens/EFA) political group in the European Parliament. See also[edit]

British politics portal Wales
Wales
portal

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sees itself as a left wing party aiming at increasing economic prosperity and social justice, and securing an independent Wales'. BBC Published 27 March 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. ^ "Lords by party and type of peerage". UK Parliament.  ^ "Local Council Political Compositions". Keith Edkins. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.  ^ "Plaid Cymru, n". OED Online. Oxford University Press. September 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.  ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
conference calls for independence for Wales". BBC News. 10 September 2011.  ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
Constitution" (PDF). February 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014.  ^ Edkins, Keith Local Council Political Compositions at Gwydir.demon.co.uk, 18 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
want independent Wales". Thisissouthwales.co.uk. Retrieved 20 April 2010.  ^ Morgan, Kenneth O. (1981). Rebirth of a nation: Wales, 1880–1980. History of Wales. 6 (reprint 2002 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 206. ISBN 0-19-821760-9. Retrieved 9 February 2011.  ^ a b Philip, Alan Butt (1975). The Welsh Question: Nationalism
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Press. ISBN 0-7083-0537-7.  ^ a b McAllister, Laura (2001). Plaid Cymru: the Emergence of a Political Party. Bridgend: Seren. ISBN 1-85411-310-0.  ^ McAllister, L, Plaid Cymru: the Emergence of a Political Party (Seren, 2001), "The tentative moves towards elaborating and broadening Plaid's policy portfolio did not allow it to shake off its early identity as a language movement or a cultural pressure group." See also Philip, A. B., The Welsh Question (University of Wales
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Press, 1975), "It is clear that the Welsh Nationalist Party was at the outset essentially intellectual and moral in outlook and socially conservative." ^ Morgan, K O, Welsh Devolution: the Past and the Future in Scotland and Wales: Nations Again? (Ed. Taylor, B and Thomson, K), (1999), University of Wales
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Press ^ "Plaid pioneer Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
dies". BBC News. 21 April 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2008. Mr Evans changed the face of British politics when he became Plaid's first MP in the 1966 Carmarthen by-election. Fourteen years later he threatened to starve himself to death in the cause of Welsh language
Welsh language
television, leading to the foundation of S4C.  ^ "Morgan is more popular — Michael". BBC News. 17 February 1999. Retrieved 31 July 2008. Mr Michael, who has Prime Minister Tony Blair's backing, has been widely predicted to come first due to the form of electoral system used. An electoral college composed of three groups — politicians, trade unions and party members — will determined the winner. Large unions such as AEEU that have made their choice after a ballot of a small number of delegates are backing Mr Michael, but Mr Morgan has won every union member vote, including the shopworkers' union Usdaw on Tuesday night. Mr Morgan, a left-wing backbencher, has also repeatedly topped opinion polls taken among Labour Party members in Wales.  ^ "'Wigley downfall' plot denied". BBC News. 14 July 2000. Retrieved 31 July 2008. Mr Wigley's announcement that he was to give up the presidency of Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
in May came as a shock. Although he had been in hospital undergoing heart surgery, he was expected to resume his career. Some Assembly members said privately that he had taken on too much — being an MP, AM, party president and also group leader in the National Assembly. But there was also the suggestion that there was a conspiracy to oust him.  ^ "Moderate with a hard act to follow". BBC News. 4 April 2003. Retrieved 31 July 2008. But Mr Jones was soon facing questions about his credentials for the job. Seimon Glyn, until then a fairly obscure Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
councillor from Gwynedd, had made controversial comments on BBC Radio Wales
Wales
about inward migration into Welsh-speaking communities. The issue was raised when Mr Jones appeared on the BBC's Question Time in Caernarfon, and he was criticised for his response, in which he at first denied that Mr Glyn had referred to English as a foreign language. There were more problems when Plaid's then chief executive said that Mr Jones was on a learning curve in the job.  ^ " Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
parliamentary leader ePolitix interview". Epolitix.com. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2010.  ^ "Election 2005 results, Wales". BBC News. 1 June 2005. Retrieved 20 April 2010.  ^ "Plaid image change 'a new start'". BBC News. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2016.  ^ "First ethnic minority AM elected". BBC News. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2007. The assembly has its first ethnic minority member with the election of Plaid Cymru's Mohammad Asghar
Mohammad Asghar
on the regional list. Mr Asghar, who was second on the Plaid list, was the fourth and final AM to be elected in South Wales
South Wales
East.  ^ "Details of Labour–Plaid agreement". BBC News. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2008. On the sensitive issue of giving the Welsh assembly full law-making powers, a referendum on the issue is promised "as soon as practicable, at or before the end of the assembly term (in 2011)". According to the document "both parties will then take account of the success of the bedding down of the use of the new legislative powers (which came in after last May's election) already available and, by monitoring the state of public opinion, will need to assess the levels of support for full law-making powers necessary to trigger the referendum".  ^ "Jones confirmed as deputy leader". BBC News. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2008. Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leader Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
said it was a "great honour" to become the Welsh assembly's Deputy First Minister. He was Plaid's first government minister in the party's 82-year history. In accepting the post as part of the coalition deal with Labour, Mr Jones said it was an "historic statement" personally and for his party.  ^ "Plaid plans review of election catastrophe". Wales
Wales
Online. 10 May 2011  ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
agrees new constitution at special Aberystwyth conference". BBC News. 16 February 2013.  ^ " Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
to stand down as Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leader". UK: BBC News. 13 May 2011.  ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
leadership: Profiles of the three candidates". BBC News. 27 January 2012.  ^ "Simon Thomas yn tynnu'n ôl o ras arweinyddiaeth Plaid". Golwg360. 15 March 2012.  ^ " Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
yw arweinydd newydd Plaid Cymru". BBC Newyddion. 6 February 2012.  ^ " Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
elect Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
as new leader". BBC News. 15 March 2012.  ^ " Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
becomes first female leader of Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
- Wales News". WalesOnline. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.  ^ "New Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
Leader Unveils Economic Commission". Plaid Cymru. 21 March 2012.  ^ "Adam Price: WDA was 'thrown away' and Wales
Wales
needs new economic powerhouse". BBC Wales. 25 March 2012.  ^ "Plaid leader Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
turns down pay rise". Daily Post. 1 May 2012.  ^ " Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
am sefyll mewn sedd etholaeth yn 2016". Golwg 360. 12 November 2012.  ^ " Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
i ymladd etholaeth Rhondda yn 2016". BBC Cymru. 15 March 2013.  ^ "Ex- Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
MP Adam Price
Adam Price
to stand for Welsh assembly". BBC Cymru. 12 July 2013.  ^ "Lindsay Whittle chosen as Caerphilly
Caerphilly
Assembly candidate". Caerphilly
Caerphilly
Observer. 16 September 2013.  ^ "Ieuan Wyn am sefyll i lawr yn syth". BBC Cymru.  ^ "Canlyniadau'r etholiad ar gyfer Ynys Môn". National Assembly for Wales.  ^ Morris, Steven (6 May 2016). "Labour holds Wales
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Plaid Cymru

Leadership

Leaders

Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(2006–12) Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
(2012–present)

Assembly Group Leaders party leader since 2006

Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
(1999–2000) Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(2000–12) Leanne Wood
Leanne Wood
(2012–present)

Presidents party leader pre-2003 abolished 2013

Lewis Valentine
Lewis Valentine
(1925–26) Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
(1926–39) John Edward Daniel (1939–43) Abi Williams (1943–45) Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
(1945–81) Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
(1981–84) Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(1984–91) Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
(1991–2000) Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(2000–03) Dafydd Iwan
Dafydd Iwan
(2003–10) Jill Evans
Jill Evans
(2010–13)

Vice-Presidents abolished 2013

Saunders Lewis
Saunders Lewis
(1925–26) John Edward Daniel (1931–39) Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
(1943–45) Waldo Williams R. E. Holland W. R. P. George R. Tudur Jones (1957–62) Wynne Samuel (1962–64) Chris Rees (1964–66) Edward Millward (1966–68) Phil Williams (1968–70) Robyn Lewis (1970–76) Phil Williams (1976–78) Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(1979–81) Phil Williams (1982–84) Dafydd Iwan
Dafydd Iwan
(1984–03) Jill Evans
Jill Evans
(2003–10) Chris Franks (2010–13)

Chairs

Chris Rees (1966–70) Phil Williams (1970–76) Eurfyl ap Gwilym (1976–80) Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(1980–82) Dafydd Iwan
Dafydd Iwan
(1982–84) Syd Morgan (1984–90) Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(1990–92) John Dixon (1992–94) Jillian Evans
Jillian Evans
(1994–96) Marc Phillips (1996–2000) Elin Jones
Elin Jones
(2000–02) John Dixon (2002–10) Gwenllian Lansdown (2010–11) Rhuanedd Richards (2011–12) Helen Mary Jones (2012–13) Dafydd Trystan Davies (2013–present)

Honorary Presidents

Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
(1982–2005) Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
(2005–present)

Parliamentarians

Members of the European Parliament

Eurig Wyn (1999–2004) Jillian Evans
Jillian Evans
(1999–)

Members of the Welsh Assembly

Davies Elis-Thomas Evans Franks Jenkins A. Ff. Jones E. Jones G. Jones H. M. Jones Rhun ap Iorwerth Lloyd Ryder Thomas Wood

Members of the UK Parliament

Members of Parliament

Former

Cynog Dafis (1992–2000) Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(1974–92) Gwynfor Evans
Gwynfor Evans
(1966–70, 74–79) Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones
(1987–2001) Elfyn Llwyd (1992–2015) Adam Price
Adam Price
(2001–10) Simon Thomas (2000–05) Dafydd Wigley
Dafydd Wigley
(1974–2001)

Current

Edwards Lake Saville-Roberts Williams

Lords

Dafydd Elis-Thomas Dafydd Wigley

History of Plaid Cymru

Founders

Byddin Ymreolwyr Cymru (The Welsh Home Rule Army)

Moses Gruffydd Huw Robert Jones Lewis Valentine

Y Mudiad Cymreig (The Welsh Movement)

Fred Jones Saunders Lewis David Edmund Williams

Others

Ambrose Bebb David James Davies David John Williams

Related organisations

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Political parties in the United Kingdom

House of Commons (650)

Conservative (317) Labour (259, including Labour Co-operative)* Scottish National (35) Liberal Democrats (12) Democratic Unionist (10) Sinn Féin† (7) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(4) Green (E&W) (1) Independent (5)

House of Lords
House of Lords
(785)

Conservative (245) Labour (191) Crossbenchers (181) Liberal Democrats (98) Democratic Unionist (3) UKIP (3) Ulster Unionist (2) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(1) Green (E&W) (1) Non-affiliated & independent (33) Lords Spiritual
Lords Spiritual
(25)

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
(129)

Scottish National (62) Conservatives (31) Labour (24) Scottish Green (6) Liberal Democrats (5) Independent (1)

National Assembly for Wales
National Assembly for Wales
(60)

Labour (29) Conservatives (11) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(10) UKIP (5) Independent (4) Liberal Democrats (1)

Northern Ireland Assembly
Northern Ireland Assembly
(90)

Democratic Unionist (28) Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
(27) Social Democratic and Labour (12) Ulster Unionist (10) Alliance (8) Green (NI) (2) People Before Profit Alliance (1) Traditional Unionist Voice (1) Independent Unionist (1)

London Assembly
London Assembly
(25)

Labour (12) Conservative (8) Green (E&W) (2) UKIP (2) Liberal Democrats (1)

European Parliament
European Parliament
(73 of 751)

Conservative (ECR, 20) Labour (S&D, 20) UKIP (EFDD, 20) Green (E&W) (Greens/EFA, 3) Independent (Non-inscrits, 2; ENF, 1) Scottish National (Greens/EFA, 2) Democratic Unionist (Non-inscrits, 1) Liberal Democrats (ALDE, 1) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(Greens/EFA), 1) Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
(GUE/NGL, 1) Ulster Unionist (ECR, 1)

Other national and regional parties

Britain First British Democratic British National English Democrats Independent Community and Health Concern Liberal Mebyon Kernow National Health Action National Liberal Progressive Unionist Scottish Socialist Solidarity§ UK European People's Party Yorkshire Party

* Co-operative
Co-operative
Party candidates stand jointly with the Labour Party. † Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
have elected members and offices at Westminster, but as abstentionists do not take their seats. §Some candidates stand as "Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition" candidates.

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Political parties in Wales

AMs in the National Assembly (60)

Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
(29) Welsh Conservatives (12) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(10) UK Independence
Independence
Party (5) Welsh Liberal Democrats
Welsh Liberal Democrats
(1) Independent (3)

MPs in the UK Parliament
UK Parliament
(40)

Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
(28) Welsh Conservatives (8) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(4)

Councillors in local unitary authorities (1,249)

Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
(472) Independent (322) Plaid Cymru
Plaid Cymru
(202) Welsh Conservatives (184) Welsh Liberal Democrats
Welsh Liberal Democrats
(62) Llais Gwynedd
Gwynedd
(6) Green (1)

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Nationalism
Nationalism
in the United Kingdom

British

Nationalism Unionism Fascism Britishness

Organisations

British Democratic Party Britain First British National Party Britannica Party Candour Democratic Unionist Party Liberty GB National Front Progressive Unionist Party Traditional Unionist Voice UK Independence
Independence
Party A Better Britain – Unionist Party

Cornish

Nationalism Devolution

Organisations

Mebyon Kernow Cornish Constitutional Convention Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament

English

Independence Unionism Nationalism

Organisations

English Democrats

Irish

Irish nationalism Unionism Republicanism Unification Ulster nationalism

Organisations

Sinn Féin Social Democratic and Labour Party Éirígí Irish Republican Socialist Party Republican Network for Unity Republican Sinn Féin Ulster Third Way

Scottish

Independence Unionism Nationalism

Organisations

Free Scotland Party RISE – Scotland's Left Alliance Scottish Green Party Scottish Libertarian Party Scottish National Party Scottish Socialist Party Siol nan Gaidheal Solidarity

Welsh

Independence Unionism Nationalism

Organisations

Cymru Annibynnol Cymru Sovereign Plaid Cymru

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Politics and Government in Cardiff

Local Government

City of Cardiff
Cardiff
Council County Hall City Hall Elections

Local Government Electoral wards

Adamsdown Butetown Caerau Canton Cathays Creigiau & St Fagans Cyncoed Ely Fairwater Gabalfa Grangetown Heath Lisvane Llandaff Llandaff
Llandaff
North Llanishen Llanrumney Pentwyn Pentyrch Penylan Plasnewydd Pontprennau & Old St Mellons Radyr & Morganstown Rhiwbina Riverside Rumney Splott Trowbridge Whitchurch & Tongwynlais

National Assembly for Wales Constituencies and AMs

Cardiff
Cardiff
Central (Jenny Rathbone Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
North (Julie Morgan Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
West (Mark Drakeford Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
South and Penarth (Vaughan Gething Lab) South Wales
South Wales
Central (Gareth Bennett - Andrew RT Davies
Andrew RT Davies
- Neil McEvoy
Neil McEvoy
- David Melding)

Devolved Administration in Wales Institutions and Venues

National Assembly for Wales
National Assembly for Wales
(Senedd Tŷ Hywel) Welsh Government Crown Building (Cathays Park))

House of Commons Constituencies and MPs

Cardiff
Cardiff
Central (Jo Stevens Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
North (Anna McMorrin Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
West (Kevin Brennan Lab) Cardiff
Cardiff
South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty Lab)

European Parliament Constituencies and MEPs

Wales
Wales
(Jill Evans Plaid) (Kay Swinburne Con) (Nathan Gill UKIP) (Derek Vaughan Lab)

Police and crime commissioner

South Wales
South Wales
(Alun Michael Lab)

Headquarters

Plaid Cymru Wales
Wales
Green Party Welsh Conservative Party Welsh Labour Welsh Liberal Democrats

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Members of the European Free Alliance
European Free Alliance

Elected to the European Parliament

Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie For Human Rights in United Latvia† Party of the Corsican Nation Plaid Cymru Republican Left of Catalonia Scottish National Party

Other members

Andalusian Party Aralar Party Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology Bavaria Party Catalan Unity Chunta Aragonesista Eusko Alkartasuna Frisian National Party Future of Åland Galician Nationalist Bloc Hungarian Christian Democratic Association Liga Veneta Repubblica List for Fiume Lusatian Alliance Majorca Socialist Party Mebyon Kernow Moravané Occitan Party Our Land Rainbow Sardinian Action Party Savoy Region Movement Savoyan League Silesian Autonomy Movement Slovene Union South Schleswig Voters' Association South Tyrolean Freedom The Frisians United Macedonian Organization Ilinden–Pirin Unity List Unvaniezh Demokratel Breizh Valencian Nationalist Bloc The Yorkshire Party

Observers

Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania Latvian Russian Union New Canaries Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace Pro Lombardy Independence The Other South

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Alternative Vote referendum, 2011

Results

Referendum
Referendum
question

"At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead?"

Legislation

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

Parties

For a "Yes" vote

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Christian Party Christian Peoples Alliance English Democrats Green Party of England and Wales Liberal Democrats Liberal Party Mebyon Kernow Pirate Party UK Plaid Cymru Scottish Green Party Scottish National Party SDLP Sinn Féin UKIP Libertarian Party

Neutral/split

Labour Party Socialist Party of Great Britain Official Monster Raving Loony Party

For a "No" vote

British National Party Communist Party Conservative Party Democratic Unionist Party England First Party Green Party in Northern Ireland Respect Party Socialist Party Traditional Unionist Voice Ulster Unionist Party

Advocacy groups

Advocating a "Yes" vote

YES! To Fairer Votes

Advocating a "No" vote

NOtoAV

Print media

For a "Yes" vote

The Guardian The Independent Financial Times Daily Mirror

For a "No" vote

The Sun Daily Mail The Times Daily Express The Daily Telegraph The Economist London Evening Standard

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Credit unions in the United Kingdom

Community

Alford and District Community Bank The Co-operative Eastern Savings & Loans East London Cherwell Community Bank Leeds City Lincolnshire London Capital London Community London Mutual London Plus Louth Community Bank Northamptonshire North London Plaid Cymru Rainbow Saver Anglia Thamesbank Wandsworth Plus White Rose YourCU

Industrial

Changemaker Churches' Mutual 1st Class Manchester Unity National Fire Savers NHS OU Employees PCS Penny Post Plane Saver Police RetailCURe RMT SCVO TCU Money

Dissolved

District of Canterbury Hornsey Co-operative North West London Radio Taxicabs (London)

Associations

Association of British Credit Unions
Association of British Credit Unions
(GB) Irish League of Credit Unions
Irish League of Credit Unions
(NI) Ulster Federation of

.