PRESS RELEASE. DATGANIAD I'R WASG.
PLAID SEEKS TO SEIZE MOMENTUM FROM LEADERS' DEBATE
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today urged her party's activists to "seize the momentum" gained by success in last night's televised debate and work like never before to deliver the best for Wales.
The response to Leanne Wood's performance both on social media and by political commentators was phenomenal, with a range of analysts recognising that her message would have been well received by the people of Wales.
Brandwatch React’s instant feedback tables showed that Plaid Cymru had the best percentage of positive to negative mentions on Twitter tonight.
The Daily Telegraph’s tracker put Leanne Wood in second place with 66% cheers, more than twice as much positive support as David Cameron and a 19% higher cheer rating than Ed Miliband.
Meanwhile, Twitter analytic experts, Blurrt UK, also agreed that Leanne Wood was consistently rated among the top performers.
In addition, there were very positive signs for the Plaid Cymru leader in the sub-samples of opinion polls. Despite being on a smaller scale, these samples indicated that people in Wales were more likely to vote for Plaid Cymru as a result of Leanne Wood's performance.
Leanne Wood said:
"We have received some great feedback for Plaid Cymru's messages which I was able to convey to the widest audience we have ever addressed as a party.
"The reaction from people not just in Wales but throughout the UK and beyond has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly on social media.
"Last night's line-up showed that the face of UK politics has changed.
"I was pleased to be able to put across Plaid Cymru's positive message that there is an alternative to cuts and that our party will give Wales the strongest voice possible in Westminster.
"This weekend, our activists will be seizing this momentum and taking this message to every corner of Wales. Street by street, conversation by conversation, Plaid Cymru is convincing people that this is not as good as it gets for Wales.
"The Westminster parties have failed our nation. With clear plans to grow the economy, create jobs and protect our public services, a vote for Plaid Cymru on May 7th will secure the best deal possible for Wales in Westminster."