Plaid's Leadership Election comes to Aberystwyth

Plaid Cymru's Leadership Election comes to Aberystwyth on February 15th with a hustings at the Morlan at 7pm. Pictured are the four candidates, L to R: Simon Thomas, Elin Jones, Leanne Wood and Dafydd Elis Thomas

The Morlan hustings is one of eight to be held around Wales and is open to all Plaid members, 1,563 of whom have joined the party in the last four months. After the hustings have taken place, all members will be sent a postal vote and asked to rank the  candidates from 1 to 4. The votes of the last candidate are then redistributed according to their second preference and so on until one candidate has over 50%. This ensures the winner has broad support across the party. 

Whichever party you support, the leadership of Plaid Cymru is a key position in Welsh politics. My feeling is that all four candidates would take Plaid forward. The winner will be announced on March 15th.

Leanne Wood will be holding a campaign meeting in the Cwps in Aberystwyth (corner of Northgate St and Llanbadarn Rd) at 6.30pm on Tuesday 14th Feb.

Update 2 (6/2/12):
Simon Thomas has pulled out of the contest and will support Elin Jones.  If she wins, she will nominate Simon as Deputy Leader.