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Nick Clegg's wife Miriam campaigns in Cardiff

Miriam González Durántez - the wife of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg - campaigned for the party in Cardiff today.

She says she is visiting selected constituencies to support the party's campaign and encourage more women into politics.

"Very often the discussion has come up as to what we can do to get more women in politics" she said.

"I'm a practical person... I felt that I would take some days off to come and campaign for some of the female candidates" she added.

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Labour pledges extra annual funding of £375m for Wales

The Welsh Labour Party has pledged £375m extra annual funding for Wales at the launch of its general election manifesto in Llandudno.

Leader Carwyn Jones has described the manifesto as manifesto as a fair plan for Wales Credit: PA

The party says it will reward hard work and rebalance the economy.

The manifesto also includes plans to raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour and scrap zero-hour contracts.

This manifesto is a fair plan for Wales - a plan to rebalance our economy so that it works for ordinary people, not just a privileged few at the top. A plan to rebalance power so that more decisions affecting Wales can be made here, near the people and communities they affect.

With two Labour governments working together, we can put behind us the negativity of the past five years and forge a new, positive union for our people.

– Carwyn Jones, Leader of Welsh Labour

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Conservatives taking 'nothing for granted' after poll

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has welcomed the latest Welsh Barometer poll results as 'encouraging' for the Conservatives.

This poll is encouraging and shows that our support hasn't dropped since 2010. We are getting good feedback on the doorstep and will continue to fight in every corner of Wales.

We are taking nothing for granted and need to continue to make sure that voters know the only party who can secure a strong and growing economy for Wales is the Welsh Conservatives."

– Stephen Crabb

Plaid Cymru: Poll shows 'support is rising'

Plaid Cymru has welcomed the findings of our latest Welsh barometer poll, even though the party only saw a small increase despite a high profile in the UK media for leader Leanne Wood. Plaid's election co-ordinator, Lord Wigley said:

This poll shows that support for Plaid Cymru is on the rise. More and more people are warming to Leanne Wood and Plaid Cymru’s positive messages as they hear what we have to say about ending austerity and Tory rule. As well as the seats we already hold, we are seeing our support increase in places like Ynys Mon, Llanelli and Ceredigion. We remain focussed on delivering our best ever result at Westminster and the best possible deal for Wales.

– Dafydd Wigley
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Poll shows Labour maintaining lead in Wales

The latest Welsh opinion poll shows Labour maintaining its lead in Wales. For the first time, the results of the Welsh Barometer Poll have been weighted to reflect how likely people say they are to vote.

  • Labour 40%
  • Conservative 26%
  • UKIP 13%
  • Plaid Cymru 12%
  • Liberal Democrats 6%
  • Green 4%

The figures show little change since the last two Welsh polls, which were both carried out just before the televised debate by party leaders.

  • YouGov polled 1,143 Welsh adults for ITV Cymru Wales and Cardiff University, 13-15 April 2015.
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