Plaid wins historic by-election in Labour First Minister's constituency

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Plaid Leader Adam Price AM and Cllr Gibson

Plaid Cymru's Andrea Gibson has won a by-election in Ely to gain an extra seat for Plaid on the City of Cardiff Council. The by-election took place within the Cardiff West constituency held by Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister, after the death of Labour Councillor Jim Murphy.

The Ely contest was seen as a measure of Mark Drakeford's popularity, coming just months after he was elected as First Minister. Ely was an area of traditional Welsh, working-class Labour support and has consistently been one of Labour's strongest areas in Wales. But in the 2016 National Assembly elections Neil McEvoy managed to double Plaid's vote and turn Cardiff West into a marginal seat.

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Plaid Cymru launches petition to safeguard European citizenship for UK nationals


Individuals should be allowed to keep their European citizenship after Brexit, Plaid Cymru says, as it launches an online petition z_sign_the_petition.jpg

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Cardiff Council Faces Debate on Testing Hinkley’s Nuclear Mud

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Following the Welsh Government’s agreeing a license for the dumping of 300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station in Cardiff's inshore waters, the Plaid Cymru Group on Cardiff Council have tabled a motion (Thursday, 25 January) demanding independent and rigorous testing be done first.

It was revealed at the Petitions Committee of the National Assembly for Wales in January that Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government have already granted a license for the dumping to go ahead in June. 

Leader of the Cardiff Council Plaid Cymru Group, Cllr. Neil McEvoy AM said, “I was shocked to have it confirmed at the Assembly Petitions Committee that there has been no analysis of the radioactive dose that the mud below 5cm may or may not contain, even though the potential total dose is the most important thing.

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Roath Tree Protest

Neil McEvoy AM with Roath Tree Protestors holding placards 


Roath Brook Community will carry on protesting the felling of scores of mature trees in Roath Brook and Roath Mill Gardens (Cardiff) by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

Neil McEvoy AM (Assembly Member for South Wales Central)after meeting again with the residents’ group, said that following a resumption of protest actions (at 8.00 a.m.on Monday January 8th) the Minister has agreed to meet the campaigners (January 9th).

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Naturalist Iolo Williams supports Roath Trees

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Petition launched to revoke radioactive dumping licence in Welsh waters.


Neil McEvoy AM is backing a petition launched in the National Assembly to suspend a license that will allow 300,000 tonnes of potentially radioactive mud to be dumped into Welsh Waters.

The material set to be dredged comes from the coast just off the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Somerset.

Sign the petition:

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Cardiff bus station student flats plan ‘called in’ by Neil McEvoy


Cardiff Council’s controversial plans for Cardiff’s bus station have been ‘called in’ by Neil McEvoy, the Leader of the Plaid Group on Cardiff Council.

The call in means that a special committee will meet on the 13th of September to scrutinise the latest plans that could see grade A office space and homes replaced with student flats.

The bus station scheme put forward by the Labour Council has been struggling for months. In March this year, Cardiff Council’s handling of the funding for the project was described as a ‘masterclass in incompetence’ by Media Wales’ Chief Reporter.  This was after it emerged no funding package had been put in place to build the bus station more than 18 months after the old bus station had been demolished.

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Cardiff Plaid wins extra seat on Cardiff Council

Average party vote across Cardiff West


Cardiff Plaid increased its vote by 77% across Cardiff West and finished in first or second place in every ward in the west of the city.  We also saw strong performances across our capital.

In Fairwater, Plaid took a clean sweep of all three seats, with the sitting Labour Councillor losing his seat.

Cardiff Plaid finished in a close second in every other seat in Cardiff West, as well as in Grangetown and Butetown in the south of the city.

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A manifesto #forCardiff


Cardiff Plaid has published its ambitious proposal for Wales’ capital city.

A Manifesto #forCardiff is the result of thousands of conversations across Cardiff on doorsteps, in pubs, schools, community centres and places of worship.

A Manifesto #forCardiff has seven key pledges that will transform Cardiff into a cleaner, greener and healthier capital city.

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Neil McEvoy slams “political show trial”


Neil McEvoy AM has slammed the Public Ombudsman for Wales’ investigation into him as a “political show trial” that includes members appointed by the Labour Welsh Government.
Mr McEvoy will come before an Adjudication Panel at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday the 2nd of March.
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Waungron Road decision successfully called in by Plaid Cymru


The Plaid Cymru group on Cardiff Council has successfully ‘called in’ the Labour Council’s decision to turn the Waungron Road recycling centre site into a bus interchange.

The decision has now been quashed by a special scrutiny committee, stopping the plans from going ahead for the time being. The Labour Cabinet will now have to vote again to start the process if they want to proceed.

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