Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, responding to the Prime Minister’s statement announcing a General Election, said:
“The British Government has committed our country to a path of extreme economic recklessness. It doesn’t have to be their way. Wales needs MPs who will stand up to the Tories and be the voice of reason in Parliament, defending our country’s vital economic links with Europe and the rest of the world.
“Plaid Cymru is united and we’re up for the opportunity to advocate for Wales' best interests. The more Plaid Cymru MPs, the stronger Wales’ voice will be. The official opposition is divided and unable to agree a position on the most important of decisions. Plaid Cymru in Westminster will stand up for our interests and make sure the decisions being taken now are made with future generations in mind, and not to cynically appease the extreme right wing of the Tory party.
“Plaid Cymru will provide real opposition to the Tories. The Party of Wales will contest every seat in June to make sure Wales has a stronger voice than ever before.”