First Minster: "Wales has a government that cares"

First Minister Carwyn Jones addresses the conference Credit: ITV News Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones has told the Labour Party's annual conference that the party's record in government in Wales has shown the party's confidence, competence and ideas even in difficult economic times.

Mr Jones said his administration had preserved the Education Maintenance Allowance, kept tuition fees low and this summer re-graded controversial English GCSEs.

And he pledged the NHS would continue to be safe under his stewardship, "holding true to Nye Bevan's vision after six decades".

Mr Jones told delegates he would remain opposed to Government suggestions of regional pay.