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Sharp End June 11th

On this week's programme, Brexit is back in the Commons, so Owain Phillips was joined by Chris Davies MP and Stephen Kinnock MP in Westminster. Meanwhile back in the studio, Adrian Masters discussed the Labour leadership and the latest candidate to throw her name into the hat, Eluned Morgan, with guests UKIP Assembly leader Caroline Jones AM, Labour's Mike Hedges AM and Mark Reckless AM from the Welsh Conservative Assembly group.

We're taking a break for a few weeks while the World Cup is on, we'll be back on July 9th.

Eluned Morgan joins list of First Minister hopefuls

She's been an MEP and sits in the House of Lords and now Eluned Morgan says she wants to be the next First Minister. Speaking to Adrian Masters, the Mid and West Wales AM says she wants to be the 'change candidate' against Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford, who has already declared, and Health Secretary Vaughan Gething who says he wants to be on the ballot.

When asked if she has the required five AMs to support her bid, Ms Morgan admitted she hasn't actually approached anyone yet, but said she has been focussing on finding our what the people of Wales want.

Sharp End June 4th

This week Adrian Masters was joined by Welsh Local Government Association leader Cllr Debbie Wilcox, Plaid Cymru MP Ben Lake and chairman of the Welsh Conservatives Byron Davies. They discussed the new rail franchise, the UK Government's Wylfa Newydd announcement, and the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. We also heard from Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns.

Vaughan Gething on his leadership intentions

After weeks of being asked if he's going to run to be the next leader of Welsh Labour, Vaughan Gething says he's confident his name will be on the ballot paper come September.
Four AMs published an open letter supporting the Health Secretary's bid last week, but Mr Gething is still one short of the five supporters required to be a candidate. He told our Political Editor Adrian Masters he's confident of getting the support he needs.

Sharp End May 21st

This week, it was an hour-long special following the Welsh Conservative conference. Adrian Masters was joined by Suzy Davies for the Conservatives, Bethan Sayed from Plaid Cymru and Labour's Hefin David.
We also heard from Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns, UKIP's two Welsh leaders Caroline Jones and Neil Hamilton, and Neil McEvoy on the launch of his new political movement, Propel.

Sharp End May 14th

On this week's programme, Adrian Masters was joined in the studio by Labour's Julie Morgan AM, Mark Isherwood AM for the Convervatives and Simon Thomas AM from Plaid Cymru to take a look at where we are with Brexit. We also hear from former-Conservative advisor Lauren McEvatt and Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford, while Owain Phillips has been off to Swansea in search of pirates.

Sharp End April 30th

In an extended programme featuring the first interview with Carwyn Jones since he announced that he will stand down as First Minister, Adrian Masters is joined by Jane Hutt AM, David Melding AM and Gareth Bennett AM. They also discuss the Welsh Labour leadership contest, the agreement between the Welsh and UK governments on devolved powers after Brexit. Meanwhile, Owain Phillips talks Brexit with "Best for Britain" campaigner Gina Miller.

Drakeford announces First Minister bid

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford is the first to throw his hat in the ring to be the next First Minister. He told Adrian Masters he would bring experience to the role, but there should still be a contest.

Mr Drakeford said he would like the next First Minister to be chosen under the 'one member one vote' rule, rather than the party's current electoral college system.