First Minister waiting to begin referendum talks

3:40pm Tuesday 11th May 2010

FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones today said he wanted to discuss the referendum to devolve full law-making powers with the Welsh Secretary when a new government is installed in Westminster.

ELECTION: Gwent turnout up by 4.2 percent

10:30am Saturday 8th May 2010

ELECTION fever gripped Gwent on Thursday as the overall voter turnout increaed by 4.2 percent.

ELECTION: Blaenau Gwent MP says we've learned our lesson

South Wales Argus: Nick Smith - Labour Party

9:50am Saturday 8th May 2010

A LITTLE old-school campaigning and a little humility catapult Labour back to Blaenau Gwent, according to the area’s new MP.

ELECTION: Blaenau Gwent returns to Labour fold

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9:20am Friday 7th May 2010

BLAENAU Gwent went back to its Labour roots today when the party clawed back its former stronghold.

ELECTION: Davies doubles majority in Monmouth

South Wales Argus: 'VERY PLEASED': David Davies

7:30am Friday 7th May 2010

CONSERVATIVE MP for Monmouth David Davies secured a sound victory, more than doubling his majority compared to five years ago.

ELECTION: Hain hails Labour performance in Wales

6:10am Friday 7th May 2010

LABOUR today said it had exceeded expectations by holding on to 26 of Wales's 40 seats.

ELECTION: Tories take Cardiff North by a whisker

5:24am Friday 7th May 2010

JONATHAN Evans took one of the top Tory target seats in Wales by a wafer thin majority.

ELECTION: Morden holds on in Newport East for Labour

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4:50am Friday 7th May 2010

A CONCERTED campaign by the Liberal Democrats in Newport East failed to oust Jessica Morden, who held the seat for Labour.

ELECTION: Flynn sees off strong Tory push

4:20am Friday 7th May 2010

IN Newport West, Paul Flynn saw off a big Conservative effort to retain the seat for Labour.

ELECTION: Newcomer scoops Islwyn for Labour

South Wales Argus: SWA_CB_1794_37.jpg

4:05am Friday 7th May 2010

IT WAS another safe win for Labour in Islwyn this General Election, with newcomer Christopher Evans scooping a clear majority.

ELECTION: Tories hold Monmouth

3:53am Friday 7th May 2010

DAVID Davies held Monmouth tonight with a comfortable majority.

ELECTION: Labour hold Torfaen

3:31am Friday 7th May 2010

PAUL Murphy held Torfaen tonight for Labour by a comfortable majority.

ELECTION: Labour hold Newport West

South Wales Argus: Paul Flynn gives his acceptance speech at the count in Newport

2:50am Friday 7th May 2010

PAUL Flynn has held Newport West for Labour.

ELECTION: Labour re-take Blaenau Gwent

2:05am Friday 7th May 2010

LABOUR have re-taken the former stronghold -of Blaenau Gwent with 52% of the vote.

ELECTION: Tories have ‘done well’ - Johnson

11:36pm Thursday 6th May 2010

HOME Secretary Alan Johnson admitted that the Tories "seemed to have done very well’’.

ELECTION: Parties braced for Wales poll results

11:15pm Thursday 6th May 2010

LABOUR was tonight hoping to hold off a Conservative advance in Wales, while also defending territory from the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.

'Decision day dash' for Labour

South Wales Argus: FINAL PITCH: On the campaign trail in Ringland, from left; Elizabeth Haywood, Carwyn Jones, John Griffiths, Peter Hain and Jess Morden

12:37pm Wednesday 5th May 2010

POLITICIANS will make a final pitch to voters in target seats today on the last day of the General Election campaign.

Miliband hits Newport streets

South Wales Argus: CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Jess Morden and Labour minister Ed Miliband on the campign trail in Newport chat with former steelworker Terry Tobin

3:10pm Tuesday 4th May 2010

A TOP cabinet minister banged on the doors of Newport East voters yesterday as campaigning in the city continues.

Parties enter last 48 hours of campaigning

11:44am Tuesday 4th May 2010

POLITICAL parties in Wales will today embark on the final 48 hours of election campaigning before polling day.

Political heavyweights hit Newport

South Wales Argus: Nick Clegg in the middle of a media scrum outside the Riverfront Theatre, Newport yesterday

7:00pm Sunday 2nd May 2010

POLITICAL big-hitters were on the charm offensive in Newport this weekend, campaigning for every last vote in the run up to Thursday's General Election.

Brown vows to 'fight to the end'

South Wales Argus: Prime Minister Gordon Brown

4:35pm Saturday 1st May 2010

Gordon Brown has vowed that he will "never give up" as he sought to ramp up campaigning with just five days left to turn the General Election around.

City voters chose hustings over TV debate

7:10pm Friday 30th April 2010

AROUND 60 voters shunned the televised leaders’ debate on Thursday night to watch Newport West's parliamentary candidates battle it out at the city’s final hustings meeting before polling day.

Parties clash over Welsh countryside policies

3:50pm Thursday 29th April 2010

LABOUR and the Tories clashed over policies for the countryside today as political parties began the last seven days of election campaigning.

Lib Dems 'unreliable' says Plaid leader

3:39pm Wednesday 28th April 2010

PLAID Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones said today that the Liberal Democrats cannot be relied upon to do what is best in a hung Parliament.


South Wales Argus: CITY SITE: High Street, Newport

3:07pm Wednesday 28th April 2010

THE constituency of Newport West is considered to be one of the safest seats in Gwent, after being held by the same Labour MP for more than two decades.


South Wales Argus: Number of Corus jobs to go still unknown

2:12pm Tuesday 27th April 2010

TODAY, we begin our profiles of the Westminster constituencies in Gwent with our profile of Newport East, alongside statements supplied by the General Election candidates. We asked each candidate to supply a photograph and a statement of up to 400 words.

Tories deny targeting Wales for cuts

4:10pm Monday 26th April 2010

THE Conservatives today rejected claims from Labour and Plaid Cymru that David Cameron would include Wales in areas singled out for extra spending cuts.

'Policeman' in Wales Lib Dem manifesto was a model

12:55pm Monday 26th April 2010

THE WELSH Liberal Democrats used a model to pose as a policeman in a picture with their leader in the party's manifesto, it was revealed today.

Clarke - the Tory big beast - lands in Newport

South Wales Argus: OUT AND ABOUT: Ken Clarke meets residents in Newport

1:30pm Saturday 24th April 2010

HE’S known as one of the biggest political beasts in Westminster, but yesterday shadow business secretary Ken Clarke was on the campaign trail in Newport.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Out with the Lib Dems in Blackwood

South Wales Argus: DOOR-TO-DOOR: Asghar Ali chats with Blackwood resident June Cummings

12:20pm Saturday 24th April 2010

IN the last of our features where our reporters go on the General Election campaign trail with candidates from the four main parties in Wales, JESSICA BEST joins the Welsh Liberal Democrat’s Asghar Ali in Blackwood.

Clarke warns of IMF peril of a hung parliament

South Wales Argus: Ken Clarke warned of danger from the IMF in a hung Parliament

6:10pm Friday 23rd April 2010

KENNETH Clarke repeated his warning about the perils of a hung parliament today, saying the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be forced to step in if politicians could not get a grip of Britain's deficit.

Nationalists relish hung parliament prospect

2:40pm Friday 23rd April 2010

WELSH and Scottish nationalists are "looking forward" to a hung Parliament, senior party figures said today.

Elections candidates across Gwent

12:00pm Friday 23rd April 2010

FORTY five parliamentary candidates are competing for your votes in Gwent seats in the May 6 General Election.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: We join the Conservative man in Pontypool

South Wales Argus: CHAT: Jonathan Burns, left, meets Bernie Ballard

9:42am Friday 23rd April 2010

IN the third in our series of features where reporters go on the General Election campaign trail with candidates from the four main parties in Wales, Ailsa Chalk joins Conservative Jonathan Burns in Pontypool.

Who won the election debate?

9:30pm Thursday 22nd April 2010

Give us your vote below.

BBC rejects nationalists’ TV debate appeal

4:40pm Thursday 22nd April 2010

THE BBC Trust today rejected a complaint by Scottish and Welsh nationalists over a decision which excludes them from taking part in a national TV leadership debate.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: We join Plaid's candidate in Caldicot

South Wales Argus: CAMPAIGN TRAIL: We join Plaid's candidate in Caldicot

11:24am Thursday 22nd April 2010

IN THE second in our series of features where our reporters go on the General Election campaign trail with candidates from the four main parties in Wales, JESSICA BEST joins Plaid Cymru’s Fiona Cross in Caldicot.

Gwent election debates

3:30pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

IN THE run-up to the election a series of debates between candidates will be taking place.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: We join Labour's man in Chepstow

South Wales Argus: MEETING AND GREETING: Hamish Sandison with Katina Edwards

3:10pm Wednesday 21st April 2010

TODAY we begin a series of features where our reporters go on the General Election campaign trail with candidates from the four main parties in Wales. NATALIE CROCKETT joined Labour's Hamish Sandison in Chepstow.

Axing public sector jobs last resort - Jones

4:16pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

TAKING the axe to public sector jobs in Wales as an easy way to save cash was rejected today by the First Minister.

Plaid complains to Ofcom over leaders' debate exclusion

2:14pm Tuesday 20th April 2010

PLAID Cymru said today it had complained to the broadcasting regulator Ofcom over its exclusion from television debates with the main UK party leaders after Nick Clegg's performance was credited with boosting the Liberal Democrats' opinion poll ratings.

Labour 'not finished in Wales' - Jones

6:20pm Monday 19th April 2010

WELSH Labour leader Carwyn Jones hit back today at Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg's claim that Labour's dominance was at an end, said: "I remember people saying that in the mid-80s.

Labour's Welsh dominance ending, says Clegg

South Wales Argus: Nick Clegg's Lib Dems have topped a second poll with support of 33 per cent

2:43pm Monday 19th April 2010

LABOUR'S dominance of Welsh politics is coming to an end, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg declared today.

Home secretary boosts Labour's Blaenau Gwent campaign

South Wales Argus: CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Alan Johnson chats to Asda employees from, left, Ed Cave, Ben Rodgers and Andrew Blackman at the store in Brynmawr

2:30pm Monday 19th April 2010

SHOPPERS in Brynmawr spotted a familiar face among the crowds in Asda on Saturday as Home Secretary Alan Johnson paid a visit.

Labour pledges 'fair' funding for Wales

South Wales Argus: 'FAILURES': Peter Hain MP

3:36pm Thursday 15th April 2010

RE-ELECTING Labour was the only way to guarantee "fair’’ funding for Wales's public services, the party said when it launched its Welsh manifesto today.

Welsh Lib Dems launch 'radical' manifesto

South Wales Argus: PROPOSAL: Kirsty Williams

3:34pm Thursday 15th April 2010

WELSH Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams today launched a manifesto she said would leave the "vast majority" of people better off.

Plaid Cymru sets out demands to Labour and Tories

3:50pm Saturday 13th March 2010

PLAID CYMRU said today that an increased state pension, more Treasury funding for Wales and a withdrawal of UK troops from Afghanistan would be among the demands it would put to Labour and the Conservatives in a hung Parliament.

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