Adam Price calls for "common sense" in case against Senedd staff member


Adam Price (Image: Mark Hawkins/Barcroft Media/Getty. (Senedd: Gwalia).

The leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price has said that it would be "totally unfair" to prosecute a member of the Senedd's catering staff who served alcohol to Seneddwyr on 8 December— four days after the coronavirus hospitality ban was introduced.


Mr Price said that the staff member should not be held accountable for "the actions of the 4 politicians", adding "I sincerely hope that common sense and natural justice prevail in this case."


Senedd alcohol row


On 8 December, four Seneddwyr drank alcohol in the Tŷ Hywel building, which is part of the Senedd estate.


Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies resigned after allegedly breaching COVID rules, along with his colleagues Nick Ramsay and Darren Millar.


Labour MS Alun Davies, who was also involved, was temporarily stripped of his party status in the Senedd— but has since been readmitted into the Labour group.


The staff member in question received a letter stating that she will be interviewed under a criminal caution.


At the time, the Senedd Commission held an investigation into the episode, concluding that there had been a "possible breach of the regulations".


The matter was then referred to Caerdydd council, and following the referral, the staff member received a letter from the Shared Regulatory Services, which has been enforcing coronavirus breaches in the capital.

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