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Welsh Labour remains an offer of stability

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP  |  27 April 2017

The strong leadership Labour offers in Wales is being undermined by a Tory government in Westminster, writes Nick Thomas-Symonds I was elected to parliament in May 2015 as one of 25 Welsh Labour members of parliament. Over the course of the last two years I have seen at first-hand the work Welsh Labour MPs have …

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Economy first

Carywn Jones  |  7 June 2016

If we vote for Brexit, many companies will leave Wales, says Carwyn Jones  As I chatted to voters campaigning across Wales during the recent assembly elections, one notion cropped up more than any other in our conversations – working together. In communities right across the country, the individuals, families and businesses I met would tell me …

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Together for Wales

Mary Wimbury  |  29 April 2016

As Labour’s lead North Wales regional list candidate I have been campaigning across the nine constituencies in the region: from the industrial North East to the Welsh language heartlands of the North West. We were narrowly beaten to the final seat by the Liberal Demmocrats in the last assembly elections and given the collapse in …

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‘We’re not holding back’

Ayesha Hazarika  |  5 March 2016

‘Anti-austerity politics is now the centre-ground of 
Scottish politics’, Kezia Dugdale tells Ayesha Hazarika Kezia Dugdale is on cracking form. The Scottish Labour leader meets me in central London after a strong performance on the Daily Politics and ahead of a fundraiser. She tells me she faces the same two questions on a loop: ‘Oh, …

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Target practice

Nick Smith MP  |  1 March 2013

With a string of marginal seats, Wales can be at the forefront of electing a Labour government in 2015, says Nick Smith The 2010 general election marked the low point of a period of poor election results for Labour in Wales since 2007. Although we won the most seats, Labour’s share of the vote was …

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Red sky thinking

David Taylor  |  1 March 2013

THERE is a growing chasm emerging between the politics of post-devolution Wales and the rest of the UK. For one, Labour still rules here; the 2010 general election results were better in Wales than other parts of Britain, with several marginal seats retained and the party emerging with nearly three-quarters of the representation even if …

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Cardiff Bay watch

Adam Harrison and Robert Philpot  |  1 March 2013

Wales is adopting a more pragmatic, gentler approach to austerity than London, Carwyn Jones tells Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison DURING his decade as first minister, Rhodri Morgan trumpeted the ‘clear red water’ Wales had established between itself and the Labour government at Westminster. There would be no top-up fees, prescription charges, foundation hospitals or …

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Optimistic, interventionist Labour government

Stephen Doughty  |  1 March 2013

Last week I attended an international meeting of the United World Colleges in Cardiff. It’s a movement which started in Wales 50 years ago, and which I was lucky enough to be given the chance to benefit from as a 16-year-old – to attend a school which plucked kids from 100 different countries, and from …

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Labour investing in Wales’ future

Nick Smith MP  |  2 October 2012

Leaving my constituency in Blaenau Gwent on Sunday, I might have thought that I was leaving Welsh politics behind for a week, but that could not be further from the truth. The Labour party is in the DNA of Welsh communities, and talking to committed delegates from Aberystwyth to Abertillery it is obvious that this …

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Drama in the Welsh assembly

Nick Smith MP  |  27 July 2012

The big news in south Wales this month has been the announcement of the electrification of the Swansea and Valleys lines. We all know the importance of good transport infrastructure to connect to new labour and export markets, as well as making communities more attractive to outside investment. As the debate on the future of …

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