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‘Plaid have made it clear there will be no coalition with us’ says Welsh Conservative leader

14 Jan 2021 2 minute read
Paul Davies. © Russell Hart/Alamy Live News.

Plaid Cymru have made it clear to the Welsh Conservatives that they won’t be forming a coalition with them after the election, according to the party leader.

Paul Davies said that he was aiming for his party to become the largest in the Senedd after a coalition was ruled out by Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.

In an interview with the Western Mail’s Martin Shipton he said that if 75% of those who voted for his party at the 2019 election would do so at the Senedd election, they would win.

“The Labour Party has been in the position to form minority administrations in the past, so there’s no reason why we can’t form a minority administration,” he said.

“Plaid Cymru have made it clear that they’re ruling out forming a coalition with us, but if we do become the largest group in the Senedd, then we’re in the driving seat to do just that.”

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has previously said that he would not enter a coalition under any circumstances with the Conservative party.

“I have also made it clear that we would not enter a coalition under any circumstances with the Conservative Party,” he said last year.

“This is not to be churlish or petty but there is just too big a political divide between us.

“Certainly ideologically it has moved to the right quite significantly. It is after all the Conservative and Unionist Party so it would never be a natural ally for us. But now the ideological gulf for us is far too wide, it just wouldn’t work.”

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