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UK: Welsh MP arrested

Plaid Cymru Party member has been suspended by parliament after being arrested on suspicion of assault, it has been confirmed.

44 year old Jonathan Edwards, who has been MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since 2010, has been released on bail with the investigation still ongoing.

Plaid Cymru said it had withdrawn the whip from Mr Edwards, meaning he can enter parliament, however not under the banner of his party.

This leaves his party with only three members in there.

A Plaid Cymru spokesperson said: “The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.

“Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.

“It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time.”

Details of the assault are yet to be released.

Plaid was formed in 1925 and won its first seat in the UK Parliament in 1966. The party holds four of 40 Welsh seats in the UK Parliament, 10 of 60 seats in the Welsh Parliament, and 202 of 1,264 principal local authority councillors.

It is also a member of the European Free Alliance.

Adam Price has been their leader since 2018.

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