PLAID Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have entered a pact to not stand against each other in a number of constituencies - including Caerphilly - in next month's General Election.

The agreement has been reached due to the pro-Remain stance taken by all three parties, and will see the Lib Dems and the Greens stand aside in Caerphilly, as well as Pontypridd, Llanelli, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Arfon, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr and Ynys Môn in favour of Plaid Cymru.

Meanwhile, the Lib Dems will be the single pro-Remain party in Montgomeryshire, Brecon and Radnorshire, and Cardiff Central, while the Green Party will be the single candidate in the Vale of Glamorgan.


This follows an agreement in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election earlier this year, when Plaid and the Greens agreed not to stand to give leader of the Welsh Lib Dems Jane Dodds - who ultimately won the seat - a clear run.

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price AM said: “The arrangement that has been announced today between Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens represents the kind of grown-up politics that people expect.

“For three-and-a-half years, Westminster has been in a constant state of Brexit crisis. Now is the time to put country before party, to put people before politics, and to embrace the common good.

“Plaid Cymru was the first party to seek cooperation between pro-Remain parties following May’s European election. I am pleased that, following months of discussions, we have successfully reached an arrangement.

“While Plaid Cymru didn’t want this election – because it is not the way to solve the Brexit crisis – the election does give us an opportunity to return a large number of pro-Remain MP and the highest number of Plaid Cymru MPs in our party’s history.

“With Johnson and Corbyn, all we get is more Brexit chaos, continued crisis and paralysis, and Wales at the back of the queue. But to end the chaos through a People’s Vote, to build a new Wales, and to put Wales first, it’s us.

“With this arrangement, Plaid Cymru is putting the Welsh national interest first, and our message to voters in this election is simple: back Wales, back Plaid Cymru.”

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said: "We are delighted that an agreement has been reached. This is a significant moment for all people who want to support remain candidates across the country."

And Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said: "The crash-out Brexit the Tories are pushing for would be a disaster for people up and down England and Wales. And for action on climate chaos."