William Hill predicts the Liberal Democrats
will retake Cardiff Central from Labour, lost in the last election by Jenny Willott, left, to Jo Stevens, right
The Labour Party will be defending 20 seats, with the Liberal Democrats
defending five and an Independent defending one.
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats
lost respectively in that election seven and nine MEPs to UKIP and Labour.
THE Liberal Democrats
will today unveil an election pledge to ensure Wales has sufficient numbers of nurses on mental health and maternity wards and in the community.
FLINTSHIRE Liberal Democrats
are celebrating an overwhelming win for their candidate in the New Brighton by-election for a seat on Flintshire Council Sara Parker gained 365 votes, 124 more than her nearest rival.
And between 2004 and 2012 the Liberal Democrats
and Conservatives ran Birmingham, in what they called a "progressive partnership" rather than a coalition.
Most of the gains made by the Liberal Democrats
in recent elections has been at the expense of the Tories.
The minority partner Liberal Democrats
have just lost their single largest reason to be in the coalition when the referendum on changing the voting system went against them, and they have nothing to replace it with.
Summary: The leader of the Liberal Democrats
in Liverpool has called on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to pull out of the coalition Government.
ALYN AND DEESIDE: John Bell, Welsh Conservative; Shane Brennan, Plaid Cymru; Carl Sargeant, Welsh Labour; Michael Joseph Whitby, British National Party; Peter Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats
IN response to the article (ECHO December 16 ) Liverpool Labour and Liberal Democrats
in pact to solve cash crisis, I question the claim by Warren Bradley that the Liberal Democrats
are setting aside tribal politics in Liverpool for the greater good.
My only sadness is the navety of those who supported the Liberal Democrats
in the general election, especially students who believed this party could ever be trusted to protect their interests.