Surge in Plaid mem­bers fol­low­ing Price’s elec­tion as leader

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MORE than 2,000 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 mem­ber­ship 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.

“We’re on our way and we know that to­gether we can win a New Wales.”

Mr Price an­nounced in his speech at the party’s au­tumn con­fer­ence last week that the mem­ber­ship fee would be waived for any­one join­ing Plaid Cymru for the re­main­der of 2018.

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