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Plaid Cymru see 25% membership boost following Adam Price’s leadership victory

12 Oct 2018 2 minute read
Adam Price. Picture by Plaid Cymru

Over 2,000 new members have joined Plaid Cymru since Adam Price was elected leader, the party said today.

That means the party’s membership has increased by over a quarter since the party’s leadership election two weeks ago.

The party membership had stood at about 8,100 members at the beginning of the leadership election campaign.

This surge in membership, thought to be the largest weekly increase in the history of Plaid Cymru, has seen the number of party members go past the 10,000 mark.

Adam Price had announced in his speech at the party’s autumn conference that the membership fee would be waived for anyone joining Plaid Cymru for the remainder of 2018.

“I extend a warm welcome to the thousands of people who have joined our cause in the last few days. Together we are going to work to win a New Wales,” Adam Price said.

“The dramatic surge in our membership shows that people are tired of the politics of the past and want a Plaid Cymru government to lead the building of the self-confident nation we know we must be.

“Our message is a simple one: Yes Wales Can. We can be confident, we can be prosperous, we can be Welsh and European, we can be independent.

“There is something happening in Welsh politics and you can be a part of it. By joining Plaid Cymru you will be able to shape the future of our nation.

“We’re on our way and we know that together, we can win a New Wales.”

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