Plaid Cymru (plaɪd ˈkəmri) is Welsh for The Party of Wales. It is often simply called Plaid. It is a political party in the United Kingdom which wants an independent Free Welsh state within the European Union, and is considered Left-wing. They have 12 of 60 seats in the National Assembly for Wales since the 2016 election, as well as 4 MPs in the UK parliament since the 2017 UK election. The leader is Leanne Wood.