Adam Price steps down as leader following scathing report into the party’s handling of sexual harassment and discrimination cases
Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru since 2018, has resigned following a slew of allegations and a damning report criticising the party’s culture. The report highlighted that women were significantly “let down” by the party, which failed to adopt a stringent zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
Mr Price has been a driving force for change during his tenure, spearheading the Cooperation Agreement that delivered sweeping changes for children, families, and communities across Wales.
Despite the controversy, his commitment to the party’s vision of Welsh independence remains undeterred. “My commitment to our vision of a nation transformed remains as strong as ever, and my energy for change undimmed,” said Price.
Under his leadership, a report laid bare a “toxic atmosphere” within Plaid Cymru. Instances of sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination were not isolated incidents, leading many to question the party’s culture and ethos.
Despite these serious allegations, Mr Price remains committed to serving his constituents and the party.
Marc Jones, the chair of Plaid Cymru, thanked Adam for his “drive and vision” and assured that the party’s focus will be on implementing the recommendations of Project Pawb, the report that spotlighted the party’s culture.
“Our unwavering focus will be on…making it a safe and inclusive member-led movement for all,” said Jones.
Despite the need for a new leader to refresh the party’s image, Mr Price declined to comment on the matter when the report was published last December.
Instead, he emphasised his focus on making a difference in Wales through the co-operation agreement, which has resulted in tens of thousands of children receiving free school meals.