Big rise in Plaid membership
MORE than 2,000 new members have joined Plaid Cymru since Adam Price was elected leader two weeks ago.
This surge, thought to be the largest weekly increase in the history of the party, has seen its number of members rise by 25% to more than 10,000.
Mr Price said: “I extend a warm welcome to the thousands of people who have joined our cause in the last few days. Together we are going to work to win a New Wales.
“The dramatic surge in our membership shows that people are tired of the politics of the past and want a Plaid Cymru government to lead the building of the self-confident nation we know we must be. Our message is a simple one: Yes Wales Can. We can be confident, we can be prosperous, we can be Welsh and European, we can be independent.
“There is something happening in Welsh politics and you can be a part of it. By joining Plaid Cymru you will be able to shape the future of our nation.”
In his speech at the party’s autumn conference last week, Mr Price said the membership fee would be waived for anyone joining Plaid Cymru for the remainder of 2018.