Leanne Wood

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Leanne Wood said : "Many people are worried about what the future holds in terms of the coronavirus outbreak," External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people are worried about what the future holds in terms of the coronavirus outbreak," External link

icWales Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood concludes : “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have at least one person, even better a team of people in every street throughout the Rhondda finding out who is most at risk and gathering their phone numbers to keep in touch? "Whether people are ill or not, lots of older people are going to sensibly choose to spend much more time at home. While some of us can order supplies online, many older people are not online. If we don’t do something, how will these people get food and other basics?” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood concludes : “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have at least one person, even better a team of people in every street throughout the Rhondda finding out who is most at risk and gathering their phone numbers to keep in touch? "Whether people are ill or not, lots of older people are going to sensibly choose to spend much more time at home. While some of us can order supplies online, many older people are not online. If we don’t do something, how will these people get food and other basics?” External link

icWales Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We were told that the decision to downgrade our A&E has been led by clinicians, but we have seen doctors and nurses voice significant opposition to the changes. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We were told that the decision to downgrade our A&E has been led by clinicians, but we have seen doctors and nurses voice significant opposition to the changes. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "How will people at the northernmost tops of our communities reach hospitals in good time during serious emergencies, especially with our low car ownership numbers?" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 28, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "How will people at the northernmost tops of our communities reach hospitals in good time during serious emergencies, especially with our low car ownership numbers?" External link

icWales Friday, February 28, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We are hoping it doesn't slide any more or I am told we could have a river blockage" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We are hoping it doesn't slide any more or I am told we could have a river blockage" External link

icWales Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people living in the Rhondda are angry about these plans, and rightly so," External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people living in the Rhondda are angry about these plans, and rightly so," External link

icWales Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "Cadw and Flintshire Council should go back to the drawing board and come up with something that celebrates our nationhood, not our subjugation. The proposed Iron Ring sculpture at Flint Castle (Image: Cadw) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, November 4, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This whole case and the actions of the Tories in this absolutely stinks" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Ross England should be sacked as a candidate now and it would do no harm for the Tories to understand our strength of feeling" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I may have a reputation for being robust in my response to trolls and bullies online but I do not normally engage in language which some may consider to be unparliamentary. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

icWales Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I may have a reputation for being robust in my response to trolls and bullies online but I do not normally engage in language which some may consider to be unparliamentary. " External link

icWales Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "The allegations should not mean business as usual," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "It's a really bad idea. Some people will be travelling for more than an hour on the train. "It's not feasible to get off at a station and wait however long for the next train to come along. "When you consider things like rugby internationals, this could be a disaster" External link

bbc Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

icWales Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

icWales Monday, September 16, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, September 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

icWales Monday, September 16, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Saudi ) : "This is an event where weapons and warfare equipment ranging from tear gas and missiles to fighter planes and warships will be promoted and traded between governments known for their human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt" External link

bbc Friday, September 13, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I don't think you can sit on the fence" External link

bbc Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

stokesentinel Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

plymouthherald Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

surreymirror Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

bathchronicle Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

derbytelegraph Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

cambridge-news Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

hulldailymail Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

icWales Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

bristolpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

icWales Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood argued : "I know there is considerable interest in commencing the bill as soon as possible so that tenants can begin to benefit from no longer having to pay letting fees. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This is an important landmark now, it's become something we're all aware of and I know there was outrage when it was defaced including by ministers here, so if we can wait for views from the petitioner then I would like us to revisit this again" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This is an important landmark now, it's become something we're all aware of and I know there was outrage when it was defaced including by ministers here, so if we can wait for views from the petitioner then I would like us to revisit this again" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Our current focus on punishing people gets us nowhere, leading only to more families being torn apart, cycles of reoffending, substance misuse, unemployment, homelessness and mental health problems. Focusing on full rehabilitation, restorative justice approaches and trauma-informed work with offenders would help us create safer communities" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Our current focus on punishing people gets us nowhere, leading only to more families being torn apart, cycles of reoffending, substance misuse, unemployment, homelessness and mental health problems. Focusing on full rehabilitation, restorative justice approaches and trauma-informed work with offenders would help us create safer communities" External link

icWales Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "He was thorough, could think outside the box and strategic. He was incredibly loyal and honest and was prepared to say when he disagreed with something or didn't like something. He was also a team player" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "He was thorough, could think outside the box and strategic. He was incredibly loyal and honest and was prepared to say when he disagreed with something or didn't like something. He was also a team player" External link

icWales Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote ( about Mr Jenkins ) : “He is now in serious danger along with dozens of other people including children,” “It is incumbent on you to do all that is in your power to assist Mr Jenkins and the desperate people on board his vessel” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 31, 2018 6:07:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “This month we already have requests for over $11,000 and we donate each month to the end of the school year,” External link

noozhawk Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Carl Sargeant ) : "Carl Sargeant made a significant contribution to Welsh politics, both as an assembly member and a government minister" External link

bbc Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:21:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We would re-establish a Carmarthen to Aberystwyth rail line and ensure that it links with the north, to Pwllheli and beyond. These links are key to revitalising our western coast, and creating an all-Wales rail line, running the length of the country" "We have already secured funding for the outline business case for such an initiative to go ahead," External link

bbc Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “To the citizens of Wales, I want to say that I accept that we need to earn your trust. You have just voted in the most dramatic election for decades” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, October 20, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Westminster Government ) : “And if any Westminster government wants to take us to court to stop us, then I say to them bring it on” External link

icWales Friday, October 20, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “For those young people returning to or staying in Wales after graduation, not only would Plaid Cymru reduce their tuition costs and keep their maintenance support, but we would also create a substantial programme of postgraduate opportunities” External link

icWales Friday, October 20, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Ofnadwy/terrible. Is this more far right terrorism? My thoughts are with all those affected" External link

icWales Friday, August 18, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "First and foremost, my thoughts are with the victims of the horror that unfolded in Barcelona last night. " External link

icWales Friday, August 18, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "In south east Wales, we are pushing for the City Deal to include guaranteed investment in the former coalfield communities, and a specially designated role for Newport. We’ve said work should begin at those points further away from the centre. Read More “We don’t back a City Deal which sucks people and even more traffic into Cardiff, where Plaid Cymru councillors have been campaigning against congestion and over-development. “We will back a City Deal which shares the wealth. We want the next Admiral, the next Welsh success story, to be headquartered somewhere like Aberdare, Treherbert or Maerdy”. Read More More than half of the funding in the City Deal, some 734m, has been ringfenced for electrification of the core Valley Lines. This could support new employment Metro-related development sites in places such as Taffs Well, Merthyr and Pontypridd. Where the remaining 500m will be spent, and on what projects, will emerge later this year. A statement issued on behalf of the City Deal regional cabinet said; " External link

icWales Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Everyone who belongs to Wales should be treated with respect. “If you live here and you want to be Welsh then as far as we are concerned, you are Welsh and your rights will be defended by the Party of Wales”. Leanne Wood speaking to the conference (Photo: South Wales Echo) Ms Wood added: “In the Welsh NHS you are more likely to be treated by a migrant than to see one in the queue. “And I reiterate to those people who want to come to Wales to work as doctors, as nurses, as engineers, you are welcome here. “To all those people who have moved here from overseas. " External link

icWales Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Clearly the news coming out of Bridgend is very bad news for those workers and for the wider Welsh economy. "It’s not clear whether those engines will face tariffs in the future when they’re sold to Europe so Plaid Cymru wants to see everything possible that can be done to retain those skilled jobs in Wales” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:52:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We need to be comfortable about who we are and where we come from, whether that is being a woman, or being from the Valleys or being working class,” External link

icWales Friday, February 24, 2017 12:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We need to be comfortable about who we are and where we come from, whether that is being a woman, or being from the Valleys or being working class,” External link

icWales Friday, February 24, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "I must protest at your plans in the strongest possible terms because of the impact it will have on local jobs and the local economy. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Continued single market participation could include Efta membership and/or European Economic Area involvement or a bespoke deal which allows the UK to participate in the single market without barriers or tariffs, and that is the key point for us here” External link

icWales Monday, January 23, 2017 8:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “No single politician has the right to decide we should follow a hard Brexit” External link

express Monday, January 23, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “They were a very intelligent group of young people,” “They don’t have much politics input in school but are clearly well-informed. The questions were very mature and very intelligent” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:33:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "You are the government. You are the ones that have promised improvement. " External link

icWales Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about The Lord ) : “There was a palpable feeling in the Rhondda that local people were sick and tired of being associated with Lord Tonypandy,” External link

icWales Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "If I had a pound for every time I was called thick because of my accent, I'd be minted now. " External link

icWales Monday, November 7, 2016 6:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "For now, we are still enjoying the benefits of being in that single market. " External link

itv Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:28:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Maybe we would at some point, we are not looking to do that now” External link

msn-uk Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Neil McEvoy ) : “There’s an ongoing live debate. "Plaid Cymru is about advocating the best interests of Wales. We’re in this situation post-Brexit where everything has changed. "We’re in a very precarious situation as a nation. The official position of the Assembly Plaid Group is that we don't favour a coalition with Labour.The discussion has already been had. Neil McEvoy AM (@neiljmcevoy) October 20, 2016 "We have to decide as Plaid Cymru whether we think the best part we can play now in this situation is as a strong opposition with a purpose, which we’ve played up to now, with ensuring that we try to influence the Government’s response to Brexit as well as the Budget and legislation and all the rest of it, or whether or not we want to have a more formal relationship. "But at all times for me, it’s not about seats in Ministerial cars. It is about being in the best position to advocate Wales’ best interests and we think we’ve done an excellent job of that so far” External link

icWales Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “This is again a live debate. "It was something that came up in the Labour leadership contest as well. I can see the arguments for it, but I think there are also dangers if politicians are being seen to overturn the vote that people made. "Yes, it was made on the basis of lies, but people voted for a whole raft of different reasons, and we can’t make assumptions about what those reasons were. "There was one question on the ballot paper and that question was answered – but beyond that there’s interpretation. I don’t believe, for example, that people voted for hard Brexit” External link

icWales Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood replied : "Horrendous service indeed. We are squashed in like cattle" External link

icWales Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood : “He’s said something here now, without anything to back it up. What are you talking about? Give me a quote. Quote me. Give me anything that can back up what you just said” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “Who are you talking about? What are you talking about?” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “That was nothing to do with Plaid Cymru. What are you slandering us with now? That’s outrageous” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “Well, I’m a learner... and I’m not fluent,” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, October 7, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood : "He's said something here now, without anything to back it up. What are you talking about?" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Who are you talking about? What are you talking about?" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "That was nothing to do with Plaid Cymru. That's outrageous" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Welsh Secretary ) : “Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales? Wales for the Welsh? What about the rest of us?” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, October 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Brexit provides an opportunity for the nations to take more power and responsibility from the UK. "The referendum result shows how Westminster rule has left many communities behind. It should in no way be interpreted as a vote to centralise more power in London. 'Timid or ashamed' "No self-respecting country should be timid or ashamed of governing itself. It's disheartening to see such a negative attitude from some in Welsh politics" External link

bbc Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Brexit provides an opportunity for the nations to take more power and responsibility from the UK. "The referendum result shows how Westminster rule has left many communities behind. It should in no way be interpreted as a vote to centralise more power in London. "No self-respecting country should be timid or ashamed of governing itself. It's disheartening to see such a negative attitude from some in Welsh politics" External link

bbc Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We can’t afford to keep our precious public services open – like day centres, schools, libraries, paddling pools. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood warned : “Expectations and hopes have been raised, including in some of our most disadvantaged communities which were deindustrialised by past UK Governments. Failure to make good on the promises will further increase how those communities feel disillusioned and left behind” External link

icWales Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added ( about Scottish First ) : “In the short term we also need Wales to get the same powers as the Scottish Parliament currently has. In the event of Scotland becoming an independent country within the EU, we in Wales should also be allowed to decide our own future and explore our own constitutional options as well,” External link

express Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have seen Scotland securing a much better deal than Wales from Westminster thanks to the strength of the Scottish Government. It's vital the the Welsh Government now commands the respect of the new Prime Minister in the same way - something it has failed to do in recent years, leaving us with a weak settlement. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, July 18, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have seen Scotland securing a much better deal than Wales from Westminster thanks to the strength of the Scottish Government. It's vital the the Welsh Government now commands the respect of the new Prime Minister in the same way - something it has failed to do in recent years, leaving us with a weak settlement. " External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:34:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood asks ( about Owen Smith ) : “Have you ever done Question Time, Owen?” External link

icWales Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood says : “I think with party balance there’d be other people they’d be putting on instead of you, wouldn’t they, rather than me” External link

icWales Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “I’m aware of the debate about a second referendum. "I just think there are dangers with that, particularly in terms of how it will be perceived by those people who voted Leave because they see the political establishment as not listening to them. "There could be repercussions if we took that road” External link

icWales Monday, July 4, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have to hold the leave campaigners to the vow they made during the EU campaign, including an extra #350 million for the NHS every week," External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

g1-globo Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : "Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade 'Inglaterra e Gales'" External link

dci Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

extra Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:14:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Wales cannot afford to become a forgotten part of an 'England-and-Wales' entity," External link

reuters-in Monday, June 27, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Wales cannot afford to become a forgotten part of an 'England-and-Wales' entity," External link

reuters Monday, June 27, 2016 9:16:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “It’s comparable to what was put out by the Nazis in the 1930s” External link

icWales Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Ultimately it’s a question of trust. Do people believe us when we say staying in the EU is the right decision, or do they trust more a group of people who have never acted in the interests of Wales and were in favour of closing down out coal mines?” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We’ve come here today wanting to express our unity over the question of EU membership. It’s very much in Wales’ interests to be in the EU and people should resist the temptation to vote Leave. The decision made on Thursday will have a huge impact on Wales’ economic future and people need to think carefully before they vote” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “The attendance reflects how strongly the community feel about the loss of their surgery,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Danger faces the government if it continues to be intransigent" External link

bbc Sunday, May 22, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not and it should not be a choice for a prime minister. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 23, 2015 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not... Though it falls short of the original proposals, I welcome this statement from the broadcasters. " External link

bbc-news Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:24:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not... Though it falls short of the original proposals, I welcome this statement from the broadcasters. "It's important that people in Wales and the other nations in the UK are presented with a true reflection of the choice facing them" External link

bbc Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood agrees : “the level of disillusionment with the Lib Dems is huge” External link

independent Sunday, March 8, 2015 3:13:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Tory Government ) : "The UK Government's politics of austerity has totally failed ordinary people - and now means that there are some real questions whether some public services in our local communities will actually exist after the next election. " External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, March 6, 2015 7:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Commission ) : "I was hoping the process would extend the recommendations of the Silk Commission and consider for Wales what was offered to Scotland. But it didn't go anywhere near that. There's no progress on policing and criminal justice" External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, March 6, 2015 7:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We message each other fairly regularly and speak and meet, of course. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "In terms of taxation powers, powers over energy, over criminal justice - these are powers we don't have yet in Wales - there is a majority support for those," External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We're working with the SNP, and the Greens in England, to forward the alternative to austerity," External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT



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Leanne WoodEN94.44%
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Leanne Wood said : "Many people are worried about what the future holds in terms of the coronavirus outbreak," External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people are worried about what the future holds in terms of the coronavirus outbreak," External link

icWales Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood concludes : “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have at least one person, even better a team of people in every street throughout the Rhondda finding out who is most at risk and gathering their phone numbers to keep in touch? "Whether people are ill or not, lots of older people are going to sensibly choose to spend much more time at home. While some of us can order supplies online, many older people are not online. If we don’t do something, how will these people get food and other basics?” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood concludes : “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have at least one person, even better a team of people in every street throughout the Rhondda finding out who is most at risk and gathering their phone numbers to keep in touch? "Whether people are ill or not, lots of older people are going to sensibly choose to spend much more time at home. While some of us can order supplies online, many older people are not online. If we don’t do something, how will these people get food and other basics?” External link

icWales Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We were told that the decision to downgrade our A&E has been led by clinicians, but we have seen doctors and nurses voice significant opposition to the changes. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We were told that the decision to downgrade our A&E has been led by clinicians, but we have seen doctors and nurses voice significant opposition to the changes. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "How will people at the northernmost tops of our communities reach hospitals in good time during serious emergencies, especially with our low car ownership numbers?" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 28, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "How will people at the northernmost tops of our communities reach hospitals in good time during serious emergencies, especially with our low car ownership numbers?" External link

icWales Friday, February 28, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We are hoping it doesn't slide any more or I am told we could have a river blockage" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "We are hoping it doesn't slide any more or I am told we could have a river blockage" External link

icWales Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people living in the Rhondda are angry about these plans, and rightly so," External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Many people living in the Rhondda are angry about these plans, and rightly so," External link

icWales Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood added : "Cadw and Flintshire Council should go back to the drawing board and come up with something that celebrates our nationhood, not our subjugation. The proposed Iron Ring sculpture at Flint Castle (Image: Cadw) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, November 4, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This whole case and the actions of the Tories in this absolutely stinks" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Ross England should be sacked as a candidate now and it would do no harm for the Tories to understand our strength of feeling" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I may have a reputation for being robust in my response to trolls and bullies online but I do not normally engage in language which some may consider to be unparliamentary. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

icWales Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I may have a reputation for being robust in my response to trolls and bullies online but I do not normally engage in language which some may consider to be unparliamentary. " External link

icWales Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "The allegations should not mean business as usual," External link

bbc Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:45:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "It's a really bad idea. Some people will be travelling for more than an hour on the train. "It's not feasible to get off at a station and wait however long for the next train to come along. "When you consider things like rugby internationals, this could be a disaster" External link

bbc Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:38:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Do you have to be an arsehole all the time? Have a day off" External link

icWales Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

icWales Monday, September 16, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, September 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "This is disappointing but not surprising. " External link

icWales Monday, September 16, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Saudi ) : "This is an event where weapons and warfare equipment ranging from tear gas and missiles to fighter planes and warships will be promoted and traded between governments known for their human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt" External link

bbc Friday, September 13, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "I don't think you can sit on the fence" External link

bbc Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

stokesentinel Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

plymouthherald Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

surreymirror Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

bathchronicle Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

derbytelegraph Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

cambridge-news Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

hulldailymail Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:58:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

icWales Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

bristolpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, July 3, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "To spend almost a quarter of a million pounds on signage after a bridge renaming that nobody asked for or was told about beforehand is absurd, wasteful and ill-judged; especially when we are losing so much because of austerity cuts. “This vanity project proposed by sycophants in the Welsh Office, backed up by ‘cap-doffers’ in the Welsh Government, will no doubt earn them more establishment brownie points but what real, practical purpose does it serve? “No member of the public was asked or consulted about this and now we see the true cost of that lack of scrutiny and transparency. " External link

icWales Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood argued : "I know there is considerable interest in commencing the bill as soon as possible so that tenants can begin to benefit from no longer having to pay letting fees. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This is an important landmark now, it's become something we're all aware of and I know there was outrage when it was defaced including by ministers here, so if we can wait for views from the petitioner then I would like us to revisit this again" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "This is an important landmark now, it's become something we're all aware of and I know there was outrage when it was defaced including by ministers here, so if we can wait for views from the petitioner then I would like us to revisit this again" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Our current focus on punishing people gets us nowhere, leading only to more families being torn apart, cycles of reoffending, substance misuse, unemployment, homelessness and mental health problems. Focusing on full rehabilitation, restorative justice approaches and trauma-informed work with offenders would help us create safer communities" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Our current focus on punishing people gets us nowhere, leading only to more families being torn apart, cycles of reoffending, substance misuse, unemployment, homelessness and mental health problems. Focusing on full rehabilitation, restorative justice approaches and trauma-informed work with offenders would help us create safer communities" External link

icWales Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "He was thorough, could think outside the box and strategic. He was incredibly loyal and honest and was prepared to say when he disagreed with something or didn't like something. He was also a team player" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "He was thorough, could think outside the box and strategic. He was incredibly loyal and honest and was prepared to say when he disagreed with something or didn't like something. He was also a team player" External link

icWales Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote ( about Mr Jenkins ) : “He is now in serious danger along with dozens of other people including children,” “It is incumbent on you to do all that is in your power to assist Mr Jenkins and the desperate people on board his vessel” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 31, 2018 6:07:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “This month we already have requests for over $11,000 and we donate each month to the end of the school year,” External link

noozhawk Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:03:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Carl Sargeant ) : "Carl Sargeant made a significant contribution to Welsh politics, both as an assembly member and a government minister" External link

bbc Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:21:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We would re-establish a Carmarthen to Aberystwyth rail line and ensure that it links with the north, to Pwllheli and beyond. These links are key to revitalising our western coast, and creating an all-Wales rail line, running the length of the country" "We have already secured funding for the outline business case for such an initiative to go ahead," External link

bbc Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “To the citizens of Wales, I want to say that I accept that we need to earn your trust. You have just voted in the most dramatic election for decades” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, October 20, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Westminster Government ) : “And if any Westminster government wants to take us to court to stop us, then I say to them bring it on” External link

icWales Friday, October 20, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “For those young people returning to or staying in Wales after graduation, not only would Plaid Cymru reduce their tuition costs and keep their maintenance support, but we would also create a substantial programme of postgraduate opportunities” External link

icWales Friday, October 20, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Ofnadwy/terrible. Is this more far right terrorism? My thoughts are with all those affected" External link

icWales Friday, August 18, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "First and foremost, my thoughts are with the victims of the horror that unfolded in Barcelona last night. " External link

icWales Friday, August 18, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "In south east Wales, we are pushing for the City Deal to include guaranteed investment in the former coalfield communities, and a specially designated role for Newport. We’ve said work should begin at those points further away from the centre. Read More “We don’t back a City Deal which sucks people and even more traffic into Cardiff, where Plaid Cymru councillors have been campaigning against congestion and over-development. “We will back a City Deal which shares the wealth. We want the next Admiral, the next Welsh success story, to be headquartered somewhere like Aberdare, Treherbert or Maerdy”. Read More More than half of the funding in the City Deal, some 734m, has been ringfenced for electrification of the core Valley Lines. This could support new employment Metro-related development sites in places such as Taffs Well, Merthyr and Pontypridd. Where the remaining 500m will be spent, and on what projects, will emerge later this year. A statement issued on behalf of the City Deal regional cabinet said; " External link

icWales Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:20:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Everyone who belongs to Wales should be treated with respect. “If you live here and you want to be Welsh then as far as we are concerned, you are Welsh and your rights will be defended by the Party of Wales”. Leanne Wood speaking to the conference (Photo: South Wales Echo) Ms Wood added: “In the Welsh NHS you are more likely to be treated by a migrant than to see one in the queue. “And I reiterate to those people who want to come to Wales to work as doctors, as nurses, as engineers, you are welcome here. “To all those people who have moved here from overseas. " External link

icWales Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:12:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Clearly the news coming out of Bridgend is very bad news for those workers and for the wider Welsh economy. "It’s not clear whether those engines will face tariffs in the future when they’re sold to Europe so Plaid Cymru wants to see everything possible that can be done to retain those skilled jobs in Wales” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:52:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We need to be comfortable about who we are and where we come from, whether that is being a woman, or being from the Valleys or being working class,” External link

icWales Friday, February 24, 2017 12:29:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We need to be comfortable about who we are and where we come from, whether that is being a woman, or being from the Valleys or being working class,” External link

icWales Friday, February 24, 2017 2:49:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood wrote : "I must protest at your plans in the strongest possible terms because of the impact it will have on local jobs and the local economy. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Continued single market participation could include Efta membership and/or European Economic Area involvement or a bespoke deal which allows the UK to participate in the single market without barriers or tariffs, and that is the key point for us here” External link

icWales Monday, January 23, 2017 8:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “No single politician has the right to decide we should follow a hard Brexit” External link

express Monday, January 23, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “They were a very intelligent group of young people,” “They don’t have much politics input in school but are clearly well-informed. The questions were very mature and very intelligent” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:33:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "You are the government. You are the ones that have promised improvement. " External link

icWales Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:45:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about The Lord ) : “There was a palpable feeling in the Rhondda that local people were sick and tired of being associated with Lord Tonypandy,” External link

icWales Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "If I had a pound for every time I was called thick because of my accent, I'd be minted now. " External link

icWales Monday, November 7, 2016 6:55:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "For now, we are still enjoying the benefits of being in that single market. " External link

itv Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:28:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Maybe we would at some point, we are not looking to do that now” External link

msn-uk Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Neil McEvoy ) : “There’s an ongoing live debate. "Plaid Cymru is about advocating the best interests of Wales. We’re in this situation post-Brexit where everything has changed. "We’re in a very precarious situation as a nation. The official position of the Assembly Plaid Group is that we don't favour a coalition with Labour.The discussion has already been had. Neil McEvoy AM (@neiljmcevoy) October 20, 2016 "We have to decide as Plaid Cymru whether we think the best part we can play now in this situation is as a strong opposition with a purpose, which we’ve played up to now, with ensuring that we try to influence the Government’s response to Brexit as well as the Budget and legislation and all the rest of it, or whether or not we want to have a more formal relationship. "But at all times for me, it’s not about seats in Ministerial cars. It is about being in the best position to advocate Wales’ best interests and we think we’ve done an excellent job of that so far” External link

icWales Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “This is again a live debate. "It was something that came up in the Labour leadership contest as well. I can see the arguments for it, but I think there are also dangers if politicians are being seen to overturn the vote that people made. "Yes, it was made on the basis of lies, but people voted for a whole raft of different reasons, and we can’t make assumptions about what those reasons were. "There was one question on the ballot paper and that question was answered – but beyond that there’s interpretation. I don’t believe, for example, that people voted for hard Brexit” External link

icWales Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood replied : "Horrendous service indeed. We are squashed in like cattle" External link

icWales Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood : “He’s said something here now, without anything to back it up. What are you talking about? Give me a quote. Quote me. Give me anything that can back up what you just said” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “Who are you talking about? What are you talking about?” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “That was nothing to do with Plaid Cymru. What are you slandering us with now? That’s outrageous” External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “Well, I’m a learner... and I’m not fluent,” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, October 7, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood : "He's said something here now, without anything to back it up. What are you talking about?" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "Who are you talking about? What are you talking about?" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : "That was nothing to do with Plaid Cymru. That's outrageous" External link

icWales Friday, October 7, 2016 12:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Welsh Secretary ) : “Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales? Wales for the Welsh? What about the rest of us?” External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, October 7, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Brexit provides an opportunity for the nations to take more power and responsibility from the UK. "The referendum result shows how Westminster rule has left many communities behind. It should in no way be interpreted as a vote to centralise more power in London. 'Timid or ashamed' "No self-respecting country should be timid or ashamed of governing itself. It's disheartening to see such a negative attitude from some in Welsh politics" External link

bbc Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Brexit provides an opportunity for the nations to take more power and responsibility from the UK. "The referendum result shows how Westminster rule has left many communities behind. It should in no way be interpreted as a vote to centralise more power in London. "No self-respecting country should be timid or ashamed of governing itself. It's disheartening to see such a negative attitude from some in Welsh politics" External link

bbc Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We can’t afford to keep our precious public services open – like day centres, schools, libraries, paddling pools. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:21:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood warned : “Expectations and hopes have been raised, including in some of our most disadvantaged communities which were deindustrialised by past UK Governments. Failure to make good on the promises will further increase how those communities feel disillusioned and left behind” External link

icWales Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood added ( about Scottish First ) : “In the short term we also need Wales to get the same powers as the Scottish Parliament currently has. In the event of Scotland becoming an independent country within the EU, we in Wales should also be allowed to decide our own future and explore our own constitutional options as well,” External link

express Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have seen Scotland securing a much better deal than Wales from Westminster thanks to the strength of the Scottish Government. It's vital the the Welsh Government now commands the respect of the new Prime Minister in the same way - something it has failed to do in recent years, leaving us with a weak settlement. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, July 18, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have seen Scotland securing a much better deal than Wales from Westminster thanks to the strength of the Scottish Government. It's vital the the Welsh Government now commands the respect of the new Prime Minister in the same way - something it has failed to do in recent years, leaving us with a weak settlement. " External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, July 18, 2016 5:34:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood asks ( about Owen Smith ) : “Have you ever done Question Time, Owen?” External link

icWales Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood says : “I think with party balance there’d be other people they’d be putting on instead of you, wouldn’t they, rather than me” External link

icWales Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “I’m aware of the debate about a second referendum. "I just think there are dangers with that, particularly in terms of how it will be perceived by those people who voted Leave because they see the political establishment as not listening to them. "There could be repercussions if we took that road” External link

icWales Monday, July 4, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We have to hold the leave campaigners to the vow they made during the EU campaign, including an extra #350 million for the NHS every week," External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

noticias-r7 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:46:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

g1-globo Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : "Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade 'Inglaterra e Gales'" External link

dci Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood disse : “Gales não pode se tornar uma parte esquecida de uma entidade ‘Inglaterra e Gales’” External link

extra Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:14:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Wales cannot afford to become a forgotten part of an 'England-and-Wales' entity," External link

reuters-in Monday, June 27, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Wales cannot afford to become a forgotten part of an 'England-and-Wales' entity," External link

reuters Monday, June 27, 2016 9:16:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood responded : “It’s comparable to what was put out by the Nazis in the 1930s” External link

icWales Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:12:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “Ultimately it’s a question of trust. Do people believe us when we say staying in the EU is the right decision, or do they trust more a group of people who have never acted in the interests of Wales and were in favour of closing down out coal mines?” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “We’ve come here today wanting to express our unity over the question of EU membership. It’s very much in Wales’ interests to be in the EU and people should resist the temptation to vote Leave. The decision made on Thursday will have a huge impact on Wales’ economic future and people need to think carefully before they vote” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:07:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : “The attendance reflects how strongly the community feel about the loss of their surgery,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "Danger faces the government if it continues to be intransigent" External link

bbc Sunday, May 22, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not and it should not be a choice for a prime minister. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 23, 2015 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not... Though it falls short of the original proposals, I welcome this statement from the broadcasters. " External link

bbc-news Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:24:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "No politician should be able to choose whether to be held accountable or not... Though it falls short of the original proposals, I welcome this statement from the broadcasters. "It's important that people in Wales and the other nations in the UK are presented with a true reflection of the choice facing them" External link

bbc Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Leanne Wood agrees : “the level of disillusionment with the Lib Dems is huge” External link

independent Sunday, March 8, 2015 3:13:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Tory Government ) : "The UK Government's politics of austerity has totally failed ordinary people - and now means that there are some real questions whether some public services in our local communities will actually exist after the next election. " External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, March 6, 2015 7:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said ( about Commission ) : "I was hoping the process would extend the recommendations of the Silk Commission and consider for Wales what was offered to Scotland. But it didn't go anywhere near that. There's no progress on policing and criminal justice" External link

huffingtonpost-uk-en Friday, March 6, 2015 7:34:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We message each other fairly regularly and speak and meet, of course. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "In terms of taxation powers, powers over energy, over criminal justice - these are powers we don't have yet in Wales - there is a majority support for those," External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT

Leanne Wood said : "We're working with the SNP, and the Greens in England, to forward the alternative to austerity," External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader98.00%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
member0.75%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
líder0.25%PT06/07/201707/06/2017
head0.50%EN10/26/201626/10/2016
mp0.25%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
new leader0.25%EN04/26/201226/04/2012
Names Lang Count
Leanne WoodEN94.44%
Leanne WoodFR4.65%
Leanne WoodPT0.90%
Leanne WoodPL0.00%


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