Jonathan Edwards: Former Plaid MP to stand down at general election

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Mr Edwards is MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr. The seat will be mostly absorbed into the new seat of Caerfyrddin, which will cover the whole of the town of Carmarthen.

Folk singer Dafydd Iwan, who was president of Plaid Cymru until 2010, tweeted before the announcement was made that he hoped Mr Edwards would not stand against Plaid in the election.

“He can then hold his head high, and return to politics if he wants to in the next election to the Welsh Parliament,” he added.

In a statement, Plaid Cymru said the “area has a proud history of electing dedicated and independent-minded representatives who always put their constituency first”.

The statement did not refer to Mr Edwards.

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