Sunday, 9 June 2013

Adam Price to return means a boost for Assemblies credibility.

The news that the Pri(n)ce over the water former Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price, has confirmed he wants to return to front-line politics in the Welsh assembly must be a boost for the Party Confidence.

Unsurprisingly  after making his decision  has put his name forward to stand he has plumped for  his old parliamentary seat of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr at the next assembly election in 2016. as the current Plaid AM, Rhodri Glyn Thomas, is stepping down. in what is one of their safest seats.

Its nor automatic though  former Plaid AM Nerys Evans is also seeking the nomination to be the party's candidate and Cefin Campbell and Darren Price, both Plaid councillors, are also understood to have put their names forward.

But even having Adam as a candidate will raise Plaid profile in the Assembly Elections . He is one of the ablest of Welsh Politicians outstripping not only most of his own party but the other parties in Wales .

The Assembly desperately needs  a few more higher calibre members though perhaps its Labour who have run the Assembly  since it s formation who probably needs it most.

In Wales,as in Scotland ,Labour candidates still eye a seat in Westminster rather than the Assembly or Scottish Parliament.

This in Scotland resulted in second tier politician representing the party in Edinburgh . Whilst the SNP did the reverse.  Resulting in the latter currently dominating Scottish Politics.

Adan Price decision unless Labour find some better AMs may well result in the same thing happening here.


  1. I've never understood why Plaid continue to have their three best politicians in Westminster. Independence will not be won in London it will be won Cardiff.

  2. Not so sure Plaid's three best politicians are in Westminster. Ironically (for Welsh nats) Westminster is much more flattering than the Assembly for individual politicians, especially opposition or 'independent' ones.