This list of political parties in Wales includes those that hold seats in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament; Welsh: Senedd Cymru), those that contest seats for the Senedd, those that have previously contested seats in the Senedd but have since disbanded, and those which stand candidates in local government elections.
The following are political parties which are represented in the Senedd.
|Welsh Labour||Welsh: Llafur Cymru||30||22||Centre-left||Social democratic, Democratic socialist, Unionist|
|Welsh Conservatives||Welsh: Ceidwadwyr Cymreig||16||14||Centre-right||Conservative, Unionist|
|Plaid Cymru||English: Party of Wales||13||3||Centre-left to left-wing||Nationalist, Democratic socialist, Social democratic, Welsh independence|
|Welsh Liberal Democrats||Welsh: Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru||1||0||Centre to centre-left||Social liberalism, Federalism, Pro-Europeanism|
Political parties with representation at local government level in Wales.
Registered parties without elected representation in Wales
|No More Lockdowns||Welsh: Dim Mwy O Gloi Lawr||N/A||Welsh nationalism, Welsh independence, Hard Euroscepticism, Anti-lockdown|
|Reform UK Wales||Welsh: Diwygio DU||Right-wing||Populism, Euroscepticism|
|Socialist Party Wales||Welsh: Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru||Far-left||Revolutionary socialism, Trotskyism, Marxism|
|Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)||Left-wing to far-left||Socialism, Trade unionism, Euroscepticism|
|UKIP Wales||Welsh: Plaid Annibyniaeth y DU||Right-wing to far-right||Euroscepticism, National conservatism, Right-wing populism, Unionist, Anti-Devolution|
|Welsh Christian Party||Welsh: Plaid Gristnogol Cymru||Right-wing||Christian right, Euroscepticism, Social conservatism, British (Welsh) unionism|
|Welsh Communist Party||Far-left||Communism, Marxism–Leninism|
|Women's Equality Party||Welsh: Plaid Cydraddoldeb Merched||Centre-left||Feminism, Pro-Europeanism|
- South Wales Socialist Society (1911–1920) - amalgamated with the Communist Party of Great Britain in the 1920s.
- Communist Party of South Wales and the West of England (1920) - set up by those who opposed amalgamation with the Communist Party of Great Britain
- Welsh Republican Movement (1949–1966) - most members either returned to Plaid Cymru or joined the Labour Party
- Welsh Socialist Republican Movement (1979–1986) - succeeded as a political party in 1986 by Cymru Goch, however it still exists as a publication
- Cymru Goch (1986–2003) - evolved into Forward Wales.
- Democratic Alliance of Wales (1999–2008)
- John Marek Independent Party (2003) - short lived party which became Forward Wales.
- Forward Wales (2003–2010)
- Blaenau Gwent People's Voice Group (2005–2010) - party set-up in Blaenau Gwent. Its leader, Dai Davies, retired from politics and the party disbanded.
- Putting Llanelli First (2011–2016) - Siân Caiach (now a councillor for Gwlad) ran for the party in the Welsh Assembly seat of Llanelli in 2011 and 2016.
- Respect - The Unity Coalition (2004–2016) - a party established by Salma Yaqoob and George Monbiot and built out of the Stop the War Coalition, its most notable candidate was George Galloway
- Welsh Socialist Alliance (1999–2016) an alliance between the Socialist Party and Cymru Goch and some independents, which fell apart when the Socialist Party left the grouping
- Elections in Wales
- Politics of Wales
- Electoral Commission (United Kingdom)
- Political make-up of local councils in Wales
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The motion by Nick Wrack, who was readmitted to Labour after standing against Harman for the left-wing TUSC party four years ago, cites the precedent of Tories warning they would stand a candidate against John Bercow if he stayed on.
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The left-wing party Trade Union and Socialist Party (TUSC) is fielding eight would-be councillors for seats on City of York Council, as well as a parliamentary candidate in York Central.
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Britain's largest far-left party, the Trade Union Socialist Coalition (TUSC), founded by the late Bob Crow, is standing no candidates this year.
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