Leanne Wood, Rhondda AM: “I come across people all the time who are quick to make fun of the Welsh accent and in my case, the Rhondda accent. I am in agreement with all of those people world-wide who say that the Welsh accent is beautiful. Despite the best efforts of some people, it is something that I refuse be embarrassed about. I will never lose my accent.
“I would like everyone to have pride in their accent and regard it as something to be treasured.”