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Plaid Cymru call for general election ‘now’

04 Jan 2024 2 minute read
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – Photo Paul Ellis/PA Wire

Plaid Cymru has urged Rishi Sunak to call a general election “now” after the Prime Minister downplayed the prospect of holding an election in May.

The Conservative leader revealed on Thursday (January 4) that it is his “working assumption” that he wouldn’t trigger the vote until “second half of this year”.

A recent poll by Best for Britain revealed that 3 in 5 voters want an early general election. Figures showed that only 17% think the Prime Minister should wait until late 2024.


In Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Mr Sunak told broadcasters: “So my working assumption is we’ll have a general election in the second half of this year and, in the meantime, I’ve got lots that I want to get on with.”

The Prime Minister declined to rule out a May election categorically, instead repeating his intentions to go for later in the year.


Responding to the news, Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP said the Prime Minister should call for a general election now.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, she said: “Rishi Sunak is utterly out of touch with people across the UK who are crying out for a general election now.

“Plaid Cymru has a strong set of candidates ready to fight for Wales in Westminster – community champions who will demand fairness and ambition for our communities.”

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Iago Traferth
Iago Traferth
6 months ago

Plaid is at the forefront of everything except policy-making.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
6 months ago

Titchy Tory Rishy Sunak like a gerbil is hanging on for his very dear life it seems. A general election in October? Duw, can we take much more of this wretched idiocracy for of another 10 or 12 months? I agree with Plaid Cymru. Let’s have an election now. Time to end 14yrs of Tory pain where society itself is crumbling under under our very feet. At the moment It’s like picking at a festering scab it’s so unbearable. Roll on the day when the Tories are erased and a Conservative free zone, well in Westminster at least. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿✊… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Y Cymro
Iago Traferth
Iago Traferth
6 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

We need hospitals for Welsh people so that we no longer have to sponge on our neighbours. We also need a working international airport so we do not have to travel abroad to begin our holidays. We need Nationalist parties that are not in chaos, with real policies but that is a long way off.

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