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'Hurt and frustrated' but Welsh Lib Dem leader says she won't quit

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams has spoken of 'genuine hurt and frustration' felt by party activists at last week's local election losses. She acknowledged that 'the vast majority (of what went wrong) can be attributed to London' and the effect of being in the UK coalition government.

But she said it would be 'lazy' to blame it all on UK matters and said the Welsh party must see what it could do better and why it managed to hold on in some places and not others. She said,

We need a proper analysis of what happened. There's no consistency to the results. If it was all about London, we'd have been wiped out everywhere and we weren't.

She also said she hadn't thought of resigning, adding that

If anything the results have made me more cross, more angry. I've devote the vast majority of my adult life to this cause; to quit now when it's hard? No, it's made me more blinking determined.

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