THE Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards has had the whip withdrawn by the party following an allegation of assault.

A Plaid Cymru MP has had the whip withdrawn by the party after being arrested on suspicion of assault.

Jonathan Edwards MP

Mr Edwards was elected has been the MP for the constituency since 2010.

He was arrested on Wednesday (May 20).

Dyfed-Powys Police said a 44-year-old man from Ammanford had been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assault. He has been released on bail and the investigation is ongoing.

Plaid Cymru confirmed it had withdrawn the whip from Mr Edwards saying:

“The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.

“Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.

“It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time.”

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