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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour leader to make election visit to Cardiff

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say he's fighting in Wales to give everyone a 'better standard of living'.

He's continuing his election campaign with a visit to the Cardiff North constituency today - his first event in Wales since the election was declared.

The party is hoping to recapture the seat from the Conservatives after losing it in 2010.

We’re taking the fight to every part of the country to win this general election.

We’re fighting in Wales to give everyone a better standard of living, to build on the excellent record of Welsh Labour in power here in the National Assembly of Wales.

We want a Labour MP for Cardiff North and a Labour government for the whole country.

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader
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Carwyn Jones: 'Jeremy Corbyn still has to prove himself'

Carwyn Jones hit the campaign trail today but one voter he met wasn't too happy to see him, questioning the First Minister on his political ambitions for Wales.

Welsh Labour want him to front their Welsh campaigns as several Welsh opinion polls show Carwyn Jones is more popular than Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour had a good result at last year's Assembly elections holding on to many of its marginal seats.

Carwyn Jones was again stressing Labour's devolved record, while Theresa May has been trying to set this election against a Brexit backdrop.

The framing of the debate over the next 49 days could prove crucial in determining the result.

Cynon Valley MP among few to oppose election

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Labour MP Ann Clwyd was one of just 13 to oppose the Prime Minister's call for a snap General Election.

Ms Clwyd, who represents the Cynon Valley, voted against Theresa May's motion for the UK to go to the polls again on June 8th. A total of 522 MPs supported the motion. The prime minister needed 434 votes to proceed with her plans.

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood won't rule out running in the General Election

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has told ITV News that she won't rule out standing against Labour's Chris Bryant for the Rhondda constituency at Westminster.

She currently holds the Rhondda seat in the Welsh Assembly.

UKIP's leader in Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton also said he would consider being a candidate.

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Theresa May made General Election decision while walking in Wales

The Prime Minister has told ITV News that she made the decision to call for a snap General Election whilst on holiday in north Wales before Easter.

Theresa May said the planned election would provide "stability and certainty for the future".

"The British people gave the Government a job to do in terms of coming out of the European Union, and I'm going to be asking the British people to put their trust in me in ensuring we deliver a success of that" she said.

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