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Liz Saville Roberts on course for another term at Westminster

05 Jul 2023 2 minute read
Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts. Picture by UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor.

Martin Shipton

Plaid Cymru’s parliamentary leader Liz Saville Roberts is almost certain to return to the House of Commons following the next general election after it was confirmed that she is the only candidate seeking the party’s nomination in her expanded seat of Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

Ms Saville Roberts was first elected to represent the constituency in 2015, having previously been a cabinet member of Gwynedd council. It covers much of Wales’ Welsh-speaking heartland and is a safe seat for Plaid.

There had been speculation among party members that she might get challenged by an associate of former party leader Leanne Wood, but no such challenge materialised.

Although Ms Saville Roberts is the only person nominated for the candidacy, local Plaid members still have to approve her formally.

Hustings will take place on July 15 in Bala and July 18 in Caernarfon. As it is a new constituency, members will vote to select Ms Saville Roberts as the candidate or to reopen nominations.

Proud

Ms Saville Roberts said: “As we prepare for a general election any time within the next 18 months, I am very proud to be the only Plaid Cymru nominee for the new Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency and look forward to speaking to party members at the hustings.

“It has been a huge privilege to represent the people of Dwyfor Meirionnydd in Westminster since 2015, and to have been re-elected in 2019 with the highest vote that Plaid has ever had in a general election in the constituency.

“I look forward to getting to know voters in the parts of Arfon and the old Meirionnydd county that will become part of the constituency at the next election.

“As the parliamentary leader of the party, I am proud to have achieved unity of purpose among the Plaid Cymru team and I am eager to continue to be part of our great team as parliamentary candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd.”


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

SLR…Self Loading Roberts (Rifle) always a pleasure Liz, give them the full magazine…

Geoffrey Harris
Geoffrey Harris
9 months ago

Correct me if I’m wrong but, is Leanne Wood trying to destroy Plaid?

Richard
Richard
9 months ago

LW was and is a decent person who is working for Wales in her own way.

She was an excellent AM and has a lot to offer ….however she is seen by others with agendas for their own version of community transformation as a flag bearer for their views.

LW needs now to use her talents and community engagement to speak for Y Rhondda at Local Authority level where the like of Pauline Jarman and Jill Evans etc have been so effective.

Malcolm Jones
Malcolm Jones
9 months ago

Lis Roberts is the only MP that i ever see in parliament standing up for Wales

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Jones

Hwyel Williams and Ben Lake does. Bryant sticks up for all right minded persons right now, whatever transgressions he may be guilty of in the past…

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago
Reply to  Malcolm Jones

What happened to my reply?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

Has the author of this piece considered, in the run up to the general election, having an in-depth look at the V. Crosby backstory…

Hammersmith…Chelsea (whatever happened to all those (300) empty houses in Chelsea and Fulham see Paget-Brown Trust Company Ltd, George Town, Cayman Islands)…Tory Ladies recruitment…Ynys Mon…Fat Shanks collateral damage…

Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
9 months ago

I am afraid that Liz Saville Roberts will be the only Plaid MP after the next election,although one hopes that Ceredigion-Preseli (if that is what it is called)also escapes the gerrymander.

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