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YouGov: Plaid Cymru ‘most trusted’ to represent Welsh interests in Westminster

14 Nov 2019 2 minute read
Westminster and the Senedd. Picture on the right by Richard Szwejkowski (CC BY-SA 2.0).

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:

  Total Con Lab LDs Plaid BXP
Conservatives 21 76 0 2 0 15
Labour 20 2 67 12 3 9
Lib Dems 4 0 1 43 2 0
Plaid Cymru 32 11 31 39 93 11
Brexit Party 7 0 0 1 1 58
Green 1 0 1 2 0 0
Other party 14 9 1 2 1 7

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+).

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Dave Brooker
Dave Brooker
4 years ago

The number of plaid MPs is an accurate measure of their popularity

4 years ago
Reply to  Dave Brooker

Brexit and tory parties funded by Russia, no surprise there about where their interests lie. Pity the MSM do not investigate this. Who are the fifth columnists in the UK and Wales? How do the people of Wales feel about being led by Putins footsoldiers and gangsters? Sems like they are starting to see the total betrayal of the British establishment at last

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