Welsh Republican Movement
Mudiad Gweriniaethol Cymru
|Split from||Plaid Cymru|
|Succeeded by||Members returned to Plaid Cymru & Labour|
(The Welsh Republican)
It was founded in 1949 as a split from Plaid Cymru. The group, some of whom had previously been members of the Labour Party aimed to build a base in industrial south east Wales by focusing on socialism and republicanism rather than on rural affairs, pacifism and the Welsh language.
Some members of the party were arrested for burning the Union Jack, and it faced accusations of initiating violence. They also conceived a Welsh republican flag, a tricolor with green, red and white bands.
By the mid-1950s, most members of the Movement had either returned to Plaid Cymru or joined the Labour Party, and its newspaper ceased publication in 1957. However, F. W. S. Craig believed that it remained active as late as 1966.
- F. W. S. Craig, Minor Parties at British Parliamentary Elections
- Peter Barberis, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations
- Ymgyrchu! - The Welsh Republican Movement
- Welsh separatist and independentist flags