Plaid Cymru set the Ceredigion election campaign alight on Saturday with an old-style street rally in Aberystwyth town centre that had the cheers echoing round Owain Glyndwr Square.
Many of Plaid’s most prominent stars were there – Ieuan Wyn Jones, Jill Evans, Leanne Wood, Dafydd Iwan, Elfyn Llwyd, and others. But the star of the show wasn’t a Plaid Cymru member, it was Ron Davies, the former Labour Party Secretary of State for Wales, known as the architect of devolution. The man who made history by announcing the successful referendum result in September 1997 delighted the huge crowd by dramatically announcing his full backing for Penri James, Plaid’s Ceredigion candidate, and adding to speculation that he may stand for Plaid in next year’s Assembly elections.
The rally was the biggest street event in the town for many years and showed that Plaid Cymru, more than any other party, still has the ability to pull together the kind of passionate, inspiring occasion that people used to enjoy about politics.
The top picture shows Ron Davies speaking from the platform.
The second one shows Penri James, Plaid's Ceredigion election candidate (third from left), flanked by (L to R) Ieuan Wyn Jones, Elfyn Llwyd, Ron Davies, Elin Jones, Dafydd Iwan and Jill Evans.
My pictures of the event can be seen here
Dogfael's can be seen here
Rhys Llwyd's can be seen here