Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says the party will offer optimism in post-Brexit Wales and is expected to reject "discord" and "darkness."Read the full story ›
This year sees major changes to the ITV Welsh Politician of the Year Awards, the highlight of the political calendar in Wales,Read the full story ›
Paul Murphy's political career has been recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.Read the full story ›
Leanne Wood topped the list of winners at the Welsh Political Awards.Read the full story ›
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb was named Politician of the Year at the Wales Yearbook Political Awards held at Cardiff City Hall last night.Read the full story ›
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has been named politician of the Year at the annual Welsh Political Awards. The judges praised his achievement in setting a new constitutional course for Wales following the referendum in Scotland in September.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith has backed the idea that Wales should be entitled to whatever powers are devolved to Scotland. In an interview at the Labour party conference in Manchester with ITV Cymru Wales, Mr Smith was asked if he backed calls by First Minister Carwyn Jones for the Welsh Government to be able to choose which of the Scottish powers it wanted.
"Yes. We've been very clear that we need to make sure that in future we've got a more symmetrical devolution settlement, certainly between Wales and Scotland."
Scotland already has more powers than Wales and was promised more during the independence referendum campaign. However, Mr Smith suggested that there were not that many more powers to devolve.
He said "the next big step" was tax powers, where there would have to be a referendum. But Wales would be "afforded the same option as Scotland" although a Westminster Labour government would need to be certain that Wales would be better off as a result of a new deal on tax and funding.