Wales politics

Plaid Cymru mini-reshuffle after Bethan Jenkins arrest

Plaid Cymru has announced a mini reshuffle after one of the party's AMs was arrested for drink driving.

Bethan Jenkins was arrested in Cardiff in the early hours on Sunday.

She stood down as Plaid's spokeswoman on heritage, sport and the Welsh language and was suspended from the party's assembly group on Monday.

Miss Jenkins, 30, was driving home from a friend's house when she was arrested in the Llandaff area of the city and bailed by South Wales Police.

Plaid AM Lindsay Whittle will speak for the party on social services, heritage and sport. The party's education spokesman, Simon Thomas, will also be responsible for Welsh language policy.

Plaid leader Leanne Wood said: "The Party of Wales has an extremely talented and able group of assembly members in Cardiff Bay who are dedicated to serving the communities that they represent.

"Improving the economy and creating jobs for the people of Wales remain the focus of our work, and we will continue to do everything we can to work to improve the lives of the people of Wales."

Miss Jenkins has said she is "profoundly sorry" and that she has been receiving professional medical help for depression

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