09/21/2023

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Adam Price Must Remove the Whip from Jonathan Edwards MP says Jane Dodds MS

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds, the only female political party leader in Wales, has called on Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price to remove the Plaid Cymru whip from Jonathan Edwards with immediate effect following Emma Edwards statement yesterday evening.

Plaid Cymru have reinstated the whip for the MP despite him having assaulted his wife in May 2020.

Commenting Jane Dodds MS said:

“Violence against women is endemic and political parties and elected politicians should set the highest standards.

“It is not acceptable that Jonathan Edwards has had the whip restored and if Plaid Cymru and Adam Price are serious about tackling violence against women they must withdraw the whip immediately.

“Emma Edwards has been extraordinarily brave in giving her statement, but she shouldn’t have had to do this.

“If Adam Price or the Plaid Cymru NEC do not take action, it will be a serious dereliction of duty and leadership both by myself and the party.

“All politicians and political parties in Wales must work to eliminate violence against women across all of society.”

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