Whilst as a Party we have not been without our own problems recently we are certainly not the only ones with problems.
The Tories are in the midst of a leadership contest having lost their leader at the ballot box.
Meanwhile some Plaid members obviously wish they were in that situation. Ieuan has announced he is stepping down but has not given any indication of when that may be. Speculation over who could take over is on-going as you would expect. Now that Helen Mary has gone who will take over making the curry for the kitchen plotting sessions that were apparently rife during their last attempted leadership coo?
Plaid have found themselves a new Chief Executive – she is Pontypridd resident Rhuanedd Richards who was described by the Western Mail as “one of the most influential people in the party while Ieuan Wyn Jones was Deputy First Minister in the Labour-Plaid coalition.”
She revealed her vision for the future of the party in a Western Mail article , announcing that ‘Plaid Cymru must put forward a vision for the economic renewal of Wales.’
Now what was the portfolio held by Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones during Plaid’s time in the coalition Welsh Government again? Oh yes of course – he was the Minister for Economic Development. Pity they didn’t have that vision four years ago then perhaps he may actually have achieved something.