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Plaid Cymru set to pull out of Montgomeryshire

Created on 07/11/2019 @ 09:36
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MyWelshpool has been tipped off that Plaid Cymru are going to pull their candidate Elwyn Vaughan out of the December election as part of a Wales-wide pact with the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Vaughan, a popular Powys County Councillor, had already began campaigning but our informant tells us that he has been left with no option but to pull out as the two parties plan to pool resources in Wales as a ‘Remain Alliance’ on December 12.

An official announcement is expected later today that the two parties will not run against each other, but our insider tells us that Mr Vaughan is not happy as he felt the party was gaining some real momentum in Montgomeryshire.

He is expected to step aside with the hope that Plaid Cymru voters will support Liberal Democrat candidate Kishan Devani instead.

Party bigwigs have been locked away over the past couple of days to plot the best opposition to the Conservatives who are running strong in the current nationwide polls. The Tories hold a big majority in Montgomeryshire, but MP Glyn Davies is stepping down with Craig Williams running as their candidate. Labour and the Brexit Party will also be fielding candidates.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said: “We are delighted that an agreement has been reached. This is a significant moment for all people who want to support remain candidates across the country.”

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