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Poll analysis gives Tories hope in north-east Wales

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Analysis of the exit poll by Prof John Curtice of the University of Strthclyde suggests that north east Wales could buck the Conservative to Labour swing. He gives the Tories a better than 95% chance of winning four Welsh seats.

  • Wrexham 99% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Delyn 98% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Clwyd South 97% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Alyn & Deeside 97% chance of a Conservative victory

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Welsh Conservatives say results are 'encouraging'

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We have seen some encouraging results overnight – notably winning control of Monmouthshire County Council – but we take nothing for granted. It’s too early to give an accurate picture, and we can’t assume council results will be repeated at the General Election.

– Welsh Conservative Spokesperson
  1. Nick Powell

Fresh speculation about Tory leader's future

A file picture of Theresa May's Joint Chief of Staff Nick Timothy Credit: PA

Reports that Conservative Assembly Group staff were sent home early today led to speculation that Welsh leader Andrew RT Davies was meeting Theresa May's Joint Chief of Staff Nick Timothy. That's denied by official Welsh Conservative sources.

MPs who've criticised Mr Davies' decision to allow UKIP defector Mark Reckless into the Tory Group have been confident that they have the support of Downing Street. ITV News understands that at least one AM is preparing to mount a leadership challenge next week. Mr Davies appeared unconcerned tonight.

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