Wales politics

Plaid must break Labour's 'hegemonic role', says former MP

Cynog Dafis
Image caption Cynog Dafis was the party's policy director between 1997 and 2003

Plaid Cymru must "break the hegemonic role and position of Labour in Welsh politics", former MP and AM Cynog Dafis has said.

He was speaking to BBC Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement programme to mark 90 years since the party was founded.

He said: "Running Wales better than Labour is quite an ambitious task and it can be achieved, there's no doubt.

"The key to it is this concept of Wales as a nation. Uniting the nation."

Talking about the formation of the party in 1925 Mr Dafis said: "That concept of Wales as a democratic political nation with its own institutions and particularly with its own democratically elected assembly was on no-one's radar at that time except Plaid Cymru's."

Cynog Dafis was the party's policy director between 1997 and 2003. He represented Ceredigion as an MP between 1992 and 2000, and Mid and West Wales as an AM between 1999 and 2003.

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