MP has Plaid Cymru whip withdrawn following arrest
A Plaid Cymru MP has been suspended from the parliamentary party after being arrested on suspicion of assault.
Jonathan Edwards, who has represented Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since 2010, was arrested on Wednesday.
Dyfed-Powys Police said a 44-year-old man from Ammanford had been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assault. He has been released on bail and the investigation is ongoing.
A spokesman for the party said that the whip had been withdrawn from Mr Edwards pending the conclusion of a police investigation.
The spokesperson said: “On May 20th, Jonathan Edwards MP was arrested following a report of an incident.
“The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.
“Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.
“It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time.”
Mr Edwards, 44, has represented Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since May 2010 when he replaced Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.
He will sit as an independent while the Plaid Cymru whip is removed.
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