SIX months after being elected as the new leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price, Assembly Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, has been polled as the most popular party leader in Wales.

A national poll, commissioned by the BBC, found Mr Price polling more favourably than the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

His Carmarthen East and Dinefwr colleague, Jonathan Edwards MP, said the poll was “encouraging” and demonstrated that the AM was having a “positive impact” upon Welsh politics.

Two political polls published last week also show an increase in support for Plaid Cymru on a national scale, predicting that the party could almost double their representatives in the National Assembly at the next election, increasing their number from 10 to 19 according to a BBC poll.

The party leader favourability polls scored Adam Price at 4.6, Vince Cable of the Liberal Democrats at 3.8, Prime Minister Theresa May at 3.5 and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at 3.2.

Jonathan Edwards MP said this showed a clear momentum behind Plaid Cymru and was evidence of the good work his colleague was doing.

He said: “The polls show that the people of Wales now overwhelmingly agree that Brexit will have a real and negative impact on the Welsh economy and therefore deserve a People’s Vote.

“Plaid Cymru is the party they trust to fight for their democratic right to that vote.

“This poll is the latest in a series of polls that shows a real and significant shift in public opinion in Wales.

“It shows clear momentum behind Plaid Cymru’s vision and that Adam Price is having a positive impact upon Welsh politics.

“Labour in Wales is tired and worn-out whilst the Conservatives are causing chaos.

“Both Westminster parties are falling apart and Plaid Cymru remains the only party ready and able to transform the communities and the economy of Wales.

“Under Adam Price’s inspirational leadership, Plaid Cymru will offer a new and alternative approach to the broken politics of the past by paving a new path towards our vision for a New Wales.

“With our membership inspired, we plan on carrying our message of hope to people across each and every corner of Wales.

“Everyone who wants to back a winning side is welcome to join us.”