Westminster boundary review: Plaid Cymru ‘confident of beating Tories’ under proposals
“Thanks to Plaid Cymru’s representations in earlier stages of this process, Ynys Môn will be protected as a single constituency”
The Boundary Commission for Wales is to publish its Revised Proposals today (Wednesday 19 October 2022).
A Plaid Cymru spokesperson said:
“It is unacceptable that Wales is in a situation where our democratic voice is being unceremoniously slashed by 20% in the first place. We are nevertheless confident that we will be able to beat the Tories and return more Plaid Cymru MPs under these proposed boundaries.
“We are glad that thanks to Plaid Cymru’s representations in earlier stages of this process, Ynys Môn will be protected as a single constituency. The people of Ynys Môn can be confident that they will have a dedicated local MP in Rhun ap Iorwerth, who will unite communities having gained the trust of the people of the island over many years.
“Plaid Cymru councillors hold wards across the proposed Bangor-Aberconwy constituency – all the way from Bangor in the west to Efenechtyd in the east – representing the clearest choice for voters hoping to get rid of the Tories at the next general election.
“The decision by Westminster to reduce the number of constituencies so drastically has made this a difficult process for the Boundary Commission, and we thank them for their work. Lumping post-industrial communities like Cwm Tawe with rural areas like Brecon and Radnor makes no sense, and highlights the absurdity of the scale of the changes imposed by Westminster.”