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Labour has ruled out any coalition with the Cons and rumours are that Plaid wouldn't wish to be in coalition with Labour again due to 'personal attacks' on the competency of Plaid's leader.  

Throughout the election we've stated we want a working majority so we can govern alone.  There is some talk of trying to govern with 30 but personally I think that would cause huge rows and is risky - you only need one AM to be ill and you can't get a vote through. So rumours are that there could be a coalition with the lib dems but I think the picture will be clearer next week.

It was an incredible night and we made some important and impressive gains, some very close indeed, like Cardiff Central which was gained from the lib dems with a majority of only 38.  

cross posted form my blog -

The results are in from North Wales, at the end of a very dramatic night of counts, knife edge marginals and superb performances for Welsh Labour. Whether or not we would get a majority was on a knife edge, we have 30 seats, rather than the 31 we hoped for. Nail biting, but what a brilliant night. Cardiff has turned red!

Full results on the BBC site here

I want to quickly pay tribute to the incredible campaign teams across Wales, from our HQ in Cardiff, to every local team of members that has gone out canvassing, leafleting and working unfailingly hard to get the vote out for Welsh Labour. It has been a wonderful experience to work alongside everyone and I'm going to miss the campaign massively when we are finished after today.

I've really enjoyed the privilege of working with Carwyn Jones, he's a great man and a brilliant politician, and I'm very proud that we have him as our party leader.

If you missed it, here is my article on WalesHome

and the Welsh Labour flickr site of campaign images here

Found various sleepy but happy newly elected AMs around the local pubs on my way home from watching the First Minister do his round of tv interviews this evening. All good stuff.  The next couple of weeks will be interesting to watch.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 04:52:28 PM EST
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