Independent Alliance for Reform


The Independent Alliance for Reform, (Welsh: Y Gynghrair Annibynnol dros Ddiwygio), was a political group in the Senedd.[1] It was founded in October 2020,[2] and had three members.[3] The party was dissolved in 2021 when all three of its Senedd Members lost their seats in that year's election.

Independent Alliance for Reform

Y Gynghrair Annibynnol dros Ddiwygio
AbbreviationIAR
LeaderCaroline Jones
FoundersCaroline Jones
David Rowlands
Mandy Jones
Founded16 October 2020 (2020-10-16)
Dissolved7 May 2021 (2021-05-07)
Split fromBrexit Party
IdeologyNational conservatism
Hard euroscepticism
Political positionRight-wing
Colours  Magenta
  Cyan
5th Senedd
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Website
Facebook page

Membership


The following Members of the Senedd were part of the group:[4]

All were former members of UKIP and then of the Brexit Party. The group's leader was Caroline Jones, who was an independent, whilst David Rowlands and Mandy Jones were still members of Reform UK, formerly known as the Brexit Party.[3]

All three lost their seats at the 2021 Senedd election.

References


  1. "MSs defect to form new Independent Alliance for Reform". Gair Rhydd. 2020-10-17. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  2. "Brexit Party members of Welsh Parliament join new Senedd group". BBC News. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  3. "Senedd musical chairs continues as Brexit Party members switch allegiance again". Nation.Cymru. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  4. "MS joins newly established party 'focused on bringing reform' to the Senedd". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 2020-10-26.