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Election campaigning continues across Wales

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Politicians across Wales are trying to drum up support ahead of the ballot

With just 12 days left before the general election, politicians across Wales have been out campaigning.

In Aberystwyth, Plaid Cymru held a rally where they called on people to help strengthen Wales' voice in Parliament by voting for them.

In Cardiff, the Conservatives looked at the issue of protecting green spaces.

While Labour launched city charters in Newport, Swansea and Cardiff. But the Lib Dems said it was they who had put Cardiff on the map.

At Plaid's 'Wales First' rally, politicians from the party said the voice of Wales needed to be strengthened in Westminster.

Among those speaking at the event was the former Labour Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies.

Meanwhile in Cardiff, the Conservatives focused on the importance of the country's green spaces and areas of outstanding natural beauty by visiting a campaign group who have been trying to prevent the development of a recreational area in Llanrumney.

The party wants to protect playing fields, parks and open spaces in urban areas

And it proposes to place a requirement on local authorities to review green space provision and ensure they are provided in new developments.

The Labour Party focused its attention on Welsh cities, as the party launched City Charters in Newport, Swansea and Cardiff.

Campaigning in Cardiff a spokesperson said that Labour over the last 10 years had made the capital a first-rate city, with investment in schools, hospitals and community facilities.

But the Lib Dems responded saying that since it took control of Cardiff council in 2004, the city had seen sustained investment from the extended shopping centre in the city centre to the International Sports Centre.

It said Cardiff was recently ranked 14th out of 43 cities in the UK Competitive Index suggesting it has a bright and healthy economic future and that it was the Lib Dems who had put the city on the map.



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