ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2003: 5am SPECIAL: We Need to Take Stock, Plaid Cymru Admits
PLAID Cymru this morning conceded defeat in the National Assembly as they suffered huge swings to Labour.
The party said it was clear it was not going to take power after losing key seats to Labour.
A party spokeswoman said, ``There is no way we are going to be the biggest party. It is our aim to stop Labour winning a majority but it is not looking good.''
Suffering swings of up to double figures in some seats, it was a measure of how bad the night was for Plaid that holds like those of leader Ieuan Wyn Jones were seen as a big victory, even though his majority was much reduced.
He said afterwards, ``This is a new political situation in Wales we …
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Publication information: Article title: ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2003: 5am SPECIAL: We Need to Take Stock, Plaid Cymru Admits. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: May 2, 2003. Page number: 1. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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