So many people to whom I’ve spoken say they’ll definitely vote Plaid in all Welsh Assembly elections but would rather punt for Labour in a Westminster election. Plaid in Cardiff Bay, Labour in Westminster. And, if I’m honest, I see the logic.
Keep a strong voice for Plaid and for Wales in Cardiff Bay and keep the Tories out of Westminster with a vote for Labour.
But times have changed. We have awoken and progressed.
- Plaid is the only party who will put Wales first. They represent the diverse needs of our nation and recognise the struggles it faces. If you can’t see this, chances are you’re probably not paying enough attention!
- Labour will need to join with other parties to win its majority in Westminster whether we vote Labour or Plaid for Wales’ seats. The chances are Labour will require the help of a progressive Plaid Cymru* to form a majority. If Plaid and Labour will be forming a government together anyway, why not fill a Welsh seat with an MP who will back Wales completely? Someone who will speak up for Wales in general – not just for the constituency seat they represent.
- Plaid has already proven that it opposes both austerity and the renewal of Trident. Labour has not done this.