FORMER Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has lost her Rhondda Senedd seat to Labour’s Elizabeth Buffy Williams.

Wood described the result as “disappointing” but said her party ran a “clean and honest campaign.”

She said: ” I’m truly grateful for everyone’s work and support support.

“We all do this because we want a better Wales. We want a better Rhondda and we know that we can be better.

“We can eradicate poverty, we can be an equal people, we can create conditions for the community to reach it’s full potential.”

She continued: “This election result changes none of that. We still know that we can do better and we know if we keep doing the same thing we will keep getting the same results.

“So we will continue to put forward our political vision and we will continue to work and build up our communities.”