A Scottish MP who is currently being investigated by police for historical allegations of sexual assault is no longer a member of Plaid Cymru, the party has confirmed.

Patrick Grady, who represents the SNP for Glasgow North, had previously said that he was also a member of Plaid Cymru. Earlier this month Grady was suspended from Parliament for two days after an investigation found that he had made an “unwanted sexual advance” towards a teenage member of staff.

Grady announced this weekend that he had suspended his membership of the SNP after it was revealed that the Metropolitan Police were investigating him for an allegation of sexual assault that was made after his suspension from Parliament.

When Plaid Cymru was approached by The National last week, the party refused to confirm whether he was still a member, on the grounds that they "do not comment on the status of their membership". They have since confirmed that he is no longer a member.


During a Parliamentary speech in 2018, Patrick Grady declared that he had been a member of Plaid Cymru since 2014.

Plaid Cymru and SNP rules allow members to join other political parties as long as they do not compete with them during elections. Since neither Plaid Cymru nor the SNP stand candidates in each other’s nations their members are free to join the other.

Last week the victim of Grady's sexual harrassment that saw him removed from Parliament for two days spoke to ITV Wales and said: "Plaid Cymru has a duty to their membership and wider public that they won’t tolerate such behaviour.

"I hope Plaid Cymru suspend Patrick Grady’s membership of their party to send a strong message to their passionate membership and to the people of Wales. Is Plaid happy to have recently proven sexual harassers in their ranks?".

Plaid Cymru wouldn't comment on when Mr Grady stopped being a member of the party, or whether it was in response to the current controversy surrounding him.