Voters consider Plaid Cymru the party they most trust to represent Wales’ interests at Westminster, with the Conservatives in second place, according to a new poll.
The YouGov poll showed that 32% trusted Plaid Cymru to represent Wales’ interest at Westminster, followed by 21% for the Conservatives and 20% for Labour.
The question ‘Which political party do you trust most to represent Wales and Welsh interests in the Houses of Parliament?’ yielded the following results:
Unsuprisingly most voters favoured their own party. However, almost a third of Labour supporters (31%) and almost four in ten Liberal Democrat supporters (39%) trusted Plaid Cymru more than their own parties to represent Wales in Westminster.
Plaid Cymru said the poll was a sign that voters are “turning their backs” on the Westminster establishment, which had “ignored Wales for generations”.
“The Westminster establishment has ignored Wales for generations,” Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price AM said.
“Our country is rich in natural resources and in the skills and energy of our people, and yet we find ourselves in a rut of poverty. That is no coincidence – it is the direct result of years of economic neglect.
“Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are working together to try to push through Brexit at all costs, regardless of the fact that any version of Brexit would be a disaster for Wales. Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn refuses to rule out campaigning for Leave in a second referendum.
“This polls goes to show that voters in Wales are turning their backs on the Westminster establishment. No party is more trusted than us to speak up for Wales – and almost a third of Labour voters agree. As Wales’ leading party of Remain, Plaid Cymru is the only party which always puts Wales first.”
Total sample size was 1,043 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 8th-12th November 2019. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all adults in Wales (aged 18+).