Thursday, 4 September 2008

Gwynedd Third Sector Support for Dafydd

Bethan Russell Owen, Chief Exec. of Mantell Gwynedd, the voluntary body overseeing the ThirdSector in Gwynedd says:

"...Dafydd Iwan has been a key figure in the Third Sector in Gwynedd and beyond. His contribution to the development of the 3rd Sector in Gwynedd has been substantial for many years. He is a man of vision who truly understands people and their communities."

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Support from Helen Mary

"I'm proud to support Dafydd Iwan's campaign to continue as Party President. I believe the President has two key roles; leading and inspiring the voluntary wing of the Party and acting as a link between the grass roots and the leadership. Dafydd is ideally placed to fill both of these. He has always been a huge personal inspiration to me, a constant reminder of the heart and soul of the Party, of the radical values and the aspirations for our nation that brought us into Plaid in the first place. We have made real progress during Dafydd's time as President and he has a vital role to play in driving this forward, particularly in motivating and supporting members."

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Campaigning at the Haverfordwest Show

It was another busy day on the campaign trail at the Haverfordwest Show yesterday. I met many members and supporters- it was a great chance to hear your views and discuss issues of concern.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Making music with Belarus youth


Dafydd spent this afternoon talking and singing to a party of young people from Belarus, all of whom have suffered serious illnesses due to the Chernobyl disaster. They are spending some time in Wales to help them recover, thanks to people like Olwen Davies (4th from the right), who is Vice-Chair of CND Cymru.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Endorsement from Janet Ryder AM

"Dafydd has helped to reconnect the party with its members and has restored confidence at a time when we needed it. There is still much to do to build the party up for the coming elections and this can only be achieved by forward looking policies from a president committed to building up the party and party members. I feel confident that Dafydd can fill that bill. That is why I will be supporting him for president."

Janet Ryder AM

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

50 years in Plaid

A big thankyou to all who came to the Plaid stand on the Eisteddfod field on Friday to join me in celebrating 50 years in Plaid Cymru. Yes, many of us have been campaigning rather a long time, but the message is that we have to keep on doing it for some years yet before we reach the ultimate goal of a free, fully self-governing Wales. Thanks once again, and here's to the next 50!

The anniversary party followed on from a very successful President's Club meeting at the new Plaid head office on Thursday evening, where my special guests were Mari Gravell and her daughters Manon and Gwenan. The address was given by actress Lis Miles, who entertained us with her experiences as a nationalist and diligent Plaid campaigner, and Cardiff singer Heather Jones completed the evening with some wonderful songs.

Nominated By:

I am proud to have been nominated for the post of Presidency by the following branches and constituencies:

Arfon Constituency
Bontnewydd Branch
Bro Ingli Branch
Carmarthen Branch
Canton/Llandaf/Radyr Branch
Cynon Valley Branch
Dinas Powys Branch
Dyffryn Ogwen Branch
Rhondda Constituency
Fairwater Branch
Llanelli Branch
Llangyndeyrn Branch
Mid-Rhondda Branch
Pontypridd Branch
Swansea West Branch
Treherbert Branch
Ynys Môn Constituency