Plaid Cymru (Welsh pronunciation: [plaɪd ˈkəmri]; offeecially Plaid Cymru – the Pairty o Wales, eften referred tae simply as Plaid) is a social-democratic poleetical pairty in Wales advocatin for an independent Wales frae the Unitit Kinrick within the European Union.[14][15]

Plaid Cymru – the Pairty o Wales
LeaderLeanne Wood
ChairDafydd Trystan Davies
Chief ExecutiveRhuanedd Richards
Honorary PresesThe Lord Wigley
Foondit5 August 1925 (1925-08-05)
HeidquartersTŷ Gwynfor, Marine Chambers, Anson Court, Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff, Wales
CF10 4AL
Youth weengPlaid Cymru Youth
Membership  (2012)Increase 7,863 [1]
IdeologyWelsh naitionalism
Ceevic naitionalism[2]
Democratic socialism[4][5][6]
Social democracy[4][7][8]
Poleetical poseetionCentre-left[9] tae Left-weeng[10][11]
Internaitional affiliationNone
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
European Pairlament groupGreens/EFA
Hoose o Commons (Welsh seats)
3 / 40
Hoose o Lairds[12]
1 / 780
European Pairlament (Welsh seats)
1 / 4
Naitional Assembly for Wales
12 / 60
Local govrenment in Wales[13]
171 / 1,264
Polis an Crime Commissioner
2 / 4


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  3. Frans Schrijver (2006). Regionalism After Regionalisation: Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Amsterdam University Press. pp. 261–290. ISBN 978-90-5629-428-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Schrijver, Frans (2006). "Regionalism After Regionalisation: Spain, France and the United Kingdom". Amsterdam University Press: 330 Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. Siaroff, Alan (2000). "Comparative European Party Systems: An Analysis of Parliamentary Elections Since 1945". Garland: 467 Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elias, Anwen (2006). "From 'full national status' to 'independence' in Europe: The case of Plaid Cymru — the Party of Wales". European Integration and the Nationalities Question. Routledge: 194
  7. Driver, Stephen (2011). "Understanding British Party Politics". Polity Press: 176 Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe".
  9. Dimitri Almeida (2012). The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties: Beyond the Permissive Consensus. Taylor & Francis. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-136-34039-0.
  10. Dunphy, Richard (2004). "Contesting capitalism?: Left parties and European integration". Manchester University Press: 157 Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. McEwen, Nicola; Parry, Richard (2005). "Devolution and the preservation of the United Kingdom welfare state". The Territorial Politics of Welfare. Routledge: 53
  12. "Lords by party and type of peerage". UK Parliament.
  13. Edkins, Keith Local Council Political Compositions at, 18 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  14. "Plaid Cymru conference calls for independence for Wales". BBC News. 10 September 2011.
  15. "Plaid Cymru Constitution" (PDF). February 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help); Cite journal requires |journal= (help)