Adam Price has quit as Plaid Cymru leader following a damning review of the party’s culture.

The report, published on May 3, found the Welsh nationalist party had “failed to implement a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment” and that women had been “especially” let down.

Mr Price called a special meeting of Plaid’s national executive committee (NEC) to discuss “next steps” on Wednesday after the Prosiect Pawb report found a culture of "harassment, bullying and misogyny" in the party.

At the meeting on Wednesday evening (May 10) Mr Price informed members that he will be stepping down as leader of the party once interim arrangements are in place.

The NEC approved a motion, allowing the Plaid Cymru Senedd Group to invite nominations for the position of interim Leader at its meeting tomorrow morning (Thursday) subject to ratification by the party’s National Council on Saturday.

A new leader will be in place in the summer, the party has said in a statement released late on Wednesday evening.

In a letter to Marc Jones, the Chair of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price MS said: “We have driven the agenda for change in a way that no previous opposition party has dreamt of doing. 

"The Cooperation Agreement was truly ground-breaking and has delivered life-changing benefits to our children, families and friends all over Wales.

"Our core driver – independence for Wales – has broken the banks of mainstream politics and now many, from all parts and all parties, believe like we do that it is a matter of when and not if.

"My commitment to our vision of a nation transformed remains as strong as ever, and my energy for change undimmed.  

"You have my personal assurance that I will continue to serve my country, my constituents and our party with determination and enthusiasm.”

Paying tribute to his service to the party as Leader, Marc Jones the Chair of Plaid Cymru said: “On behalf of Plaid Cymru I want to thank Adam for his drive and vision over the past four and a half years.

"Adam’s personal commitment to making Wales a fairer nation is a lasting legacy of which he and Plaid Cymru can be proud.

“Through the Co-operation agreement, brokered and delivered by Adam, Plaid Cymru has been able to implement ground-breaking policies such as free school meals in primary schools, reforms that better protect our communities and we look forward to a stronger Senedd which better reflects our confident nation.

“As we begin the process of electing a new Leader our unwavering focus will be on implementing the recommendations of Project Pawb in order to foster a new culture within the party, making it a safe and inclusive member led movement for all."