The 2000 Plaid Cymru leadership election was held following the resignation on health grounds of Dafydd Wigley.
2000 Plaid Cymru leadership election
|31 May 2000 – 3 August 2000
Wigley had led the party since 1991 and saw them make a surprise breakthrough in the 1999 Assembly elections winning 17 seats and almost a third of the popular vote.
The role of leader, at this point, was combined with the role of Party President.
Three candidates stood. MEP for Wales Jill Evans, Ynys Mon AM and MP Ieuan Wyn Jones and Llanelli AM Helen Mary Jones
The contest was won by Ieuan Wyn Jones with 77.6% of the vote in the first round.