Election 2015: Results for Wales

The General Election 2015 results are in for Wales.

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Cameron 'expects' Wales Bill in Queen's Speech

The Cabinet meets for the first time since the General Election, with Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb expected to have a Wales Bill ready for the Queen's Speech Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA

Welsh Government sources say David Cameron has told Carwyn Jones that he expects the Queen's Speech to include a Wales Bill devolving further powers to the Welsh Government and Assembly.

The Prime Minister and First Minister had a "cordial" phone conversation, in which David Cameron seemed surprised by suggestions from opposition parties that the bill won't be included in the legislative programme read out by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.

The two men are said to have spoken about the work they need to do together to secure the future of the United Kingdom, as well as other devolution issues. Carwyn Jones will meet Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb later this week for the first time since the election.

Stephen Crabb: "I'm staying in Wales"

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb told reporters "I'm staying in Wales" as he left Downing Street just after 3pm. His reappointment has now also appeared on the Prime Minister's website.

MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Stephen Crabb, is reappointed Welsh Secretary. Credit: PA

Lib Dem frontrunner thanks Welsh leader for support

The frontrunner to become Liberal Democrat leader has thanked the Welsh Lib Dem leader for her support.Kirsty Williams endorsed Tim Farron in a joint statement with the party's Scottish leader. Mr Farron, a former president of the Liberal Democrats, took to twitter to thank her.


Kirsty Williams backs Tim Farron to rebuild Lib Dems

Tim Farron's been backed by kirsty Williams as the man to get the Lib Dems back on track in time for the Assembly elections next year Credit: PA

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams has backed the party's president, Tim Farron, to be its next leader at Westminster. He's one of just eight MPs who survived the Lib Dems' disastrous election night last week.

Kirsty Williams issued a joint statement this morning with the party's Scottish leader, Willie Rennie, who's also backing Tim Farron.

Thursday’s results were devastating for the Liberal Democrats.

Our pain is eased by the knowledge that our liberal gains in government will endure.

Despite our loss our party remains optimistic, hopeful and confident about what we can achieve on behalf of Britain.

However, we now have to earn the right to be listened to again.

To move forward we need a fresh start. With that in mind we call on Tim Farron to stand to be our next Federal Leader. We believe he is the right person to rebuild our party, inspire and lead us into next year’s election campaigns. We will wholeheartedly support him if he decides to put himself forward.

– Kirsty Williams AM and Willie Rennie MSP

How Wales voted

The parties' share of the vote in Wales Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Welsh Labour's disappointment at its performance last night is underlined by its share of the vote -37% is just 0.5% better than in 2010. And despite the Conservatives' gains in seats, their 27% share was just 1% up. Plaid Cymru also recorded a 1% improvement to 12% but saw no change in seats. There was a dramatic shift in support for UKIP. 13.5% is up 11% on five years ago, though the party won no seats in Wales. On the other hand the Liberal Democrats collapsed by 13.5% to 6.5% but still managed to hang on to one seat.

Farage goes but Ukip has Welsh Assembly in its sights

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of his party after failing to be elected as an MP but says Ukip now has its sights set on doing well at the Welsh Assembly elections in 2016.

Ukip did not win a single seat in Wales. However, the party came second in several areas and had the third largest overall number of votes in Wales.

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