Congratulations to Martin Shipton of the Wasting Mule for his scoop on Labour have devoting a leaflet to a message from former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas
An entire Welsh Labour leaflet has been devoted to a message from former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Elis-Thomas urging voters to back Cardiff West Labour candidate Kevin Brennan in the general election.Scoop? Well this Blog reported on this over a fortnight ago on May 13 ans I was alerted to it by Cai Larson of Blog Menai who even producer the relevant leaflet
In a wholly unprecedented move Lord Elis-Thomas, who resigned from Plaid last year and now sits as an Independent AM, warned that the seat could be won by the Conservatives if “progressive” voters who normally vote Plaid, Liberal Democrat or Green don’t swing behind Mr Brennan, who has represented the seat since 2001 and had a majority of 6,789 in 2015.
Now don't get a huge readership and don't now if anyone from the Mule reads this
I bet Cai's Blog Menai gets monitored regularly. and one wonders why this has only hit the headlined now?
Is it maybe a new leaflet? Or is it Labour Press Office pushing their story.
It is clear from listing to this Mornings Breakfast which comes from Wales , claiming to cover the election here that they are pushing the Labour V Tory agenda.
So maybe its not a surprise that any chance of Plaid advancing even more in Cardiff West is sidelined,
Of course as I pointed out Dafydd Els endorsement does not always work for his preferred candidate,
But is it not time the AM for Dwyfor Meirionnydd did the honourable thing and redesign his seat and fought a By-election? As an Independent i have no doubt he would win but I wonder what would happen if he stood for Labour?