Plaid Cymru response to vote on Senedd name


Following the vote on the name of the Senedd, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price AM said:

“Tonight, Plaid Cymru was proud to suggest the name Senedd for the democratically-elected representative body of Wales. Adopting that name would be a strong sign that the Welsh language, like the Senedd itself, belongs to everyone in Wales. We were pleased to receive support for that name from across party lines.

“It is disappointing that the government opposed that name – which the First Minister has stated to be his own preference – and whipped ministers to vote against it. It’s also disappointing that the First Minister wasn’t in his place in the Siambr to vote on this matter.

“Nevertheless, we in Plaid Cymru will take all possible steps to ensure a Welsh name for our legislature, and we call on other members in the Senedd to come with us.”

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