A GENERAL election pact between Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens has been agreed in 11 out of the 40 Welsh parliamentary seats.

The agreement means candidates will stand aside for each other in the 11 constituencies to increase the chances of a Remain-supporting candidate winning.

The deal does not involve Ceredigion – which is currently held by Plaid but is seen as a top target by the Liberal Democrats - Preseli Pembrokeshire or Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, both currently held by the Conservatives.

The Greens and Liberal Democrats will step aside in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, a seat currently held by Plaid Cymru’s Jonathan Edwards.

Plaid Cymru will be given a free run in seven seats, the Lib Dems in three, and the Greens one.

The 11 seats subject to the agreement are: Arfon - Plaid Cymru (defending the seat); Brecon and Radnorshire - Lib Dems (defending the seat); Caerphilly - Plaid Cymru (held by Labour); Cardiff Central - Lib Dems (held by Labour); Carmarthen East and Dinefwr - Plaid Cymru (defending the seat); Dwyfor Meirionnydd - Plaid Cymru (defending the seat); Llanelli - Plaid Cymru (held by Labour); Montgomeryshire - Lib Dems (held by Conservatives); Pontypridd - Plaid Cymru (held by Labour); Vale of Glamorgan - Green Party (held by Conservatives); Ynys Mon - Plaid Cymru (held by Labour).

The deal, brokered by the Unite To Remain group, follows an agreement earlier this year in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, where the Lib Dems took the seat from the Conservatives after the other two parties stood aside

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said she is "delighted" that an agreement has been reached, adding that it is a "significant moment for all people who want to support remain candidates across the country".

Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: "In these deeply serious times we need grown-up politics that puts our countries before parties.

"The single most important thing in this election is that we return as many pro-Remain MPs back in Parliament as possible."

Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said: "The crash-out Brexit the Tories are pushing for would be a disaster for people up and down England and Wales. And for action on climate chaos."