“Firstly, that it was time for the party’s leadership to move down the years to the post devolution generation.
Secondly, that the party should be led from its centre of gravity, which is itself left of centre in the European political tradition, and
Thirdly, that I could be the leader to meet those two aims and increase the appeal of the party in all parts of Wales.”
“Achieving the third in a crowded field has been more difficult. As the most recent Assembly Member in the contest I have had a lot of ground to cover and make up.”
“I believe that by combining our experience, talents and different types of appeal we can work together to give the party the kind of direction and leadership it clearly needs.”
One thing is for certain, Plaid Cymru will not achieve government or electoral success by playing Fisher Price politics with people’s hopes and dreams.”
“The leadership should go to the post-devolution generation.”
“We want to turn Plaid into a modern, 21st century political party, providing the only creditable challenge to Labour in Wales. We want to see Plaid Cymru govern Wales again and ultimately ensure its transformation into a successful, sustainable, independent country. Our political ambition is bold and radical, but it is also relevant to people’s everyday lives and hopes.”