Plaid Cymru

Welsh political party / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short, summarize this topic like I'm... Ten years old or a College student

Plaid Cymru (English: /pld ˈkʌmri/ PLYDE KUM-ree;[25] Welsh: [plaid ˈkəmri]; officially Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales, and often referred to simply as Plaid) is a centre-left to left-wing, Welsh nationalist political party in Wales, committed to Welsh independence from the United Kingdom.[26][27]

Quick facts: Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales , Leader, De...
Plaid Cymru – the Party of Wales
LeaderAdam Price
Deputy LeadersRhun ap Iorwerth
Siân Gwenllian
Westminster LeaderLiz Saville Roberts
ChairBeca Brown (Acting)[1]
Honorary PresidentThe Lord Wigley
Founded5 August 1925; 97 years ago (1925-08-05)
HeadquartersTŷ Gwynfor
Marine Chambers
Anson Court
Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4AL
Youth wingPlaid Ifanc
LGBT wingPlaid Pride
Membership (2022)c.10,000[2]
Political positionCentre-left[17][18] to
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
Colours  Green   Yellow
House of Commons (Welsh seats)
3 / 40
House of Lords[22]
1 / 782
12 / 60
Local government in Wales[24]
203 / 1,231
Police and crime commissioners in Wales
1 / 4

Plaid was formed in 1925 and won its first seat in the UK Parliament in 1966. The party holds four of 40 Welsh seats in the UK Parliament, 13 of 60 seats in the Senedd,[28] and 203 of 1,231 principal local authority councillors.[29] It is a member of the European Free Alliance.