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Labour on course to win Welsh Assembly Election

Polls giving comfortable majority to Labour as former coalition partners now clash about their own government's record.

Polls giving comfortable majority to Labour as former coalition partners now clash about their own government's record.

Shadow Welsh secretary Peter Hain has called on the Labour party to "kick Plaid out of government" in the coming 5 May 2011 election for the Welsh National Assembly.

Talking about the leader of Plaid Cymru, which governed Wales in coalition with Labour from 2007 to 2011, Mr Hain added "It is difficult... to justify having a Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government as ineffective as Ieuan Wyn Jones."

The First Minister of Wales and leader of the Labour Party Carwyn Jones had to defend his coalition cabinet saying "I don't have any ineffective ministers in my government."

Plaid Cymru also had a dig at their former coalition colleagues when the party's deputy leader called Labour "at best feeble and at worst morally bankrupt" during Plaid's conference on March 2011.

According to opinion polls, the Labour Party is heading for a comfortable win in the Welsh election on May 5th as voters in Wales protest against the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats' coalition in London.

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