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Lib Dems concede likely Brecon & Radnorshire defeat

By Nick Hartley, Brecon & Radnorshire

Welsh Liberal Democrat sources have conceded they are set to lose their hold on Brecon & Radnorshire to the Conservative party in one of Wales' most closely contest seats.

The mid-Wales constituency has been under the leadership of Roger Williams since 2001 and a party seat since 1997, but it is on course to see a 3,747 majority overturned in favour of Welsh Conservative candidate Chris Davies.

A loss would heap further angst on what exit polls have suggested will be painful night for the Liberal Democrats right across Britain.

The result is expected around 0300 BST.

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Only third Tory win in Montgomeryshire in 135 years

Montgomeryshire had long been a Liberal stronghold. They had held it for 99 years when they lost in it 1979 to the Conservatives and managed to snatch it back in 1983 despite that year's Conservative landslide. The Conservative victory last time was blamed by the Lib Dems on Lembit Opik being just too controversial for Mid Wales tastes. But Glyn Davies, who's a former chairman of Mid Wales Development, now appears well dug in.

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'Fag paper' between Conservative and Labour in Gower

By Dean Thomas, Swansea

Conservative parliamentary candidate Byron Davies says he hopes he's done enough to win the Gower seat from Labour.

Early indications show it's a close call between Davies and Labour candidate Liz Evans.

Mr Davies said: "My personal ambition has always been to take Gower. We had a 6.5 per cent swing in the 2010 elections, we've whittled it down with hard work and this time, what ever happens, it will be a fag paper result."

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Plaid, Conservatives not yet believing exit poll

Plaid sources are refusing to leap on exit poll's suggestion that they'll take an extra seat, saying only that Ynys Môn and Ceredigion are "close". Across Wales, they've been surprised by a higher than expected level of UKIP support. Despite the exit poll, Conservative sources remain pessimistic about Cardiff North, though confident of holding the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Prime Minister visits farmers in Brecon in final push

The Prime Minister visited a farm in Talgarth near Brecon and made a breakfast visit as he swept across the UK in a 36-hour non-stop final campaign drive.

David Cameron speaks with members of the farming community during a campaign visit at Whole House Farm, near Brecon. Credit: PA

He accused Labour leader Ed Miliband of planning a "con trick" to get into Downing Street on the back of support from the Scottish National Party and said there would be a "real question of credibility" if his rival entered Number 10 without being leader of the largest party.

David Cameron at a farm near Brecon where he discussed agricultural issues affecting farmers in the region. Credit: PA

Serving up pizzas - Conservatives push for votes

With just 48 hours to go before election day the Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, served up pizzas on a visit to an Asda store in Cardiff to highlight the Conservatives record on job creation.

Stephen Crabb topping pizzas at Asda in Coryton in Cardiff. Credit: ITV Wales News

Mr Crabb said his party had raised the minimum wage, cut taxes, froze fuel duty and helped to create jobs while in government.

The last five years have not been easy for many families as we have set about fixing the economy and they have shown a lot of patience. But the fruits of economic recovery are now being felt all across Wales with rising wages, low inflation and tax cuts all helping to put money back into people’s pockets.

– Stephen Crabb, Conservatives

Home Secretary visits Wales to join Conservative campaign

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Home Secretary Theresa May will join the Welsh Conservatives on their campaign trail today.

She's expected to meet with members of local neighbourhood watch teams.

Thanks to reforms and the hard work of officers, we've been able to deliver more policing for less.

In Dyfed Powys we have 30 more officers, 100,000 hours of extra frontline time and we're on course to save £8.8m by 2016.

We've got more support for victims of domestic abuse and we've cracked down on the small crimes that ale people's lives miserable. Antisocial behaviour has fallen.

That's been possible thanks to this government's reforms - giving the public a stronger voice in their police service.

– Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, Christopher Salmon
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