Leanne Wood rejects call to shift Plaid to political centre

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Leanne Wood: People back parties who are seen to be battling for them in their communities

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has rejected a call to re-position the party in the political centre ground.

On Friday, a Plaid MP said trying to compete with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party on the left risked “oblivion”.

Instead, Jonathan Edwards said the party should aim for the centre ground vacated by Labour and the Tories.

But speaking from Plaid’s spring conference Ms Wood told BBC Wales: “The centre in Wales is Welsh Labour and that place is filled, you could argue”.

Interviewed for a BBC television programme covering the event in Llangollen, she said:…

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