I used the website theyworkforyou.com in order to look at the three MPs in the Plaid Cymru target seats of Llanelli, Ynys Môn and Ceredigion. I've then looked at the three MPs who held seats for Plaid Cymru at the last election in order to see what the difference was.
|The difference is stark - Click to enlarge|
The Lib Dem MP of Ceredigion voted for a number of bills but also voted against a number of them too. Unlike his Labour friends he missed four bills as opposed to Nia's eight and Albert's nine. He appears to want some things devolved but despite the Liberal's claiming to be federalists he was clearly keen to keep his Tory coalition partners happy. In the end, despite their claims the Liberals have always chosen London over Wales. Just ask T E Ellis or Lloyd George.
Then we come to the Plaid Cymru trio representing Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Arfon, and Carmarthen East and Dinefwr. All three missed only one or two of the least important issues but voted in favour of all the rest. These bills could have given Wales powers over water, energy generation and the assets of The Crown Estate so that Wales and its people benefit from our natural resources instead of having them stolen from us and, in many cases, sold back to us at a profit and higher rate than across the border. Air Passenger Duty powers are something the Labour run Welsh Government is keen to have so it can help boost Cardiff Airport which is now owned by us, the people of Wales.
It's worth noting that Air Passenger Duty is devolved to one of the three devolved nations. I'll give you a clue as to which one, it's the one that doesn't share a border with England.
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