Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has closed her party's conference in Cardiff with a speech aimed at restoring activists' belief that they can win again after disastrous local council election results last year. She admitted that her own confidence had taken a knock.
– Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams AM
So what do we do? Well, we carry on and we keep fighting because now more than ever our communities need us.
Kirsty Williams said the Eastleigh by-election proved that the Lib Dems are winning back public support. In Wales, she said they must never tire of telling people that the party is delivering higher state pensions and reduced taxes for the low paid as part of the Westminster coalition.
In contrast, the Welsh Lib Dem leader claimed that the First Minister's 'absence of ambition is frightening' and that his government was both incompetent and lacking in ideas.
A weak economy, underfunded schools and an NHS that costs more but delivers less, that's Labour's legacy to Wales.