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Plaid Cymru needs to raise its game, Simon Thomas AM says

From BBC - August 10, 2017

Plaid Cymru is not performing as well as it could be and needs to "raise its game" in the assembly, one of the party's AMs has said.

Simon Thomas' comments follow fresh questions about the party's leadership.

Speaking at the National Eisteddfod on Anglesey, AM Rhun ap Iorwerth said he would consider succeeding Leanne Wood.

Another of the party's AMs, who did not want to be named, called for a leadership contest claiming Ms Wood had "lost authority in the group".

Speaking to BBC Wales' Newyddion 9 programme, Mr Thomas said he would like his party to "concentrate on the leadership question they do have, which is not a question around one person as leader, but the question of 'are we performing as well as we could be as an assembly group?'"

"I do not think we are so we all have to raise our game," he said.

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