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Thursday, 17 May 2007

"Tories talk coalition with Plaid" for Welsh Assembly

Politics seems to be moving into even more uncharted territory in Wales than it has already done in Scotland, as the Conservatives there have confirmed they have held coalition talks with Plaid Cymru to consider the possibility of forming an administration there; Nick Bourne, Conservative leader in Wales, said "his party was only interested in a coalition with Plaid and the Lib Dems, ruling out a 'stability' pact" and would insist on places around the cabinet table as the price for their support.

Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones confirmed talks had taken place, "but stressed that discussions continued with Labour".

As a reminder, the make-up of the new 60-member Welsh Assembly is as follows:
- Labour (26)
- Plaid Cymru (15)
- Conservatives (12)
- Liberal Democrats (6)
- Others (1)

It seems a lot can change in one week!

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