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Photo special: Brecon and Radnorshire victory

Here are some photos, via Getty Images, from last night and this morning, showing celebrations in Brecon and Radnorshire. Scroll down to see more photos. Hover over the photo to see the full caption, or click on the photo to go to its origin on the Getty Images website. The first photo below shows Jo Swinson speaking in the constituency at 8 o’clock this morning:

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+++80% of special Welsh conference members vote to back Kirsty Williams as Education Secretary in Welsh government

Many thanks to @liberalmorgan and @peterblackwales for keeping us updated on the special Welsh Liberal Democrat conference today.

They’ve just tweeted (see below) a few minutes ago to say that the conference has endorsed the motion:

That the Welsh Liberal Democrats endorse the Progressive Agreement announced on Thursday, 19 May 2016, by Welsh Labour and Kirsty Williams and the invitation made by the First Minister to Kirsty Williams AM to take up the position of Cabinet Secretary for Education within the Welsh Government.

This is quite an historic moment. Many congratulations to Kirsty on getting such fulsome backing and becoming Education Secretary for Wales!

The conference today was closed so tweeting was generalised, without a comprehensive identification of views to speakers. But the tweets did give a flavour that the subject was thoroughly debated over three hours.

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“In the heart of Wales” – details of the special Welsh Lib Dem conference today

welsh lib demsThe Special Conference 2016 organised by Welsh Liberal Democrats is being held at Cefn Lea Park, Dolifor, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4AJ and will start at 11am.

There is one item of business to discuss:

That the Welsh Liberal Democrats endorse the Progressive Agreement announced on Thursday, 19 May 2016, by Welsh Labour and Kirsty Williams and the invitation made by the First Minister to Kirsty Williams AM to take up the position of Cabinet Secretary for Education within the Welsh Government.

The full text of the statement is available here.

All members of the Welsh Liberal Democrats are entitled to attend and vote.

The Conference will be a closed, member-only event. Media will not be allowed into the auditorium during the debate.

We’ll be covering the news from Dolifor here on Liberal Democrat Voice as the day progresses.

Cefn Lea Park is a holiday and conference centre “in the heart of Wales”. It’s set in beautiful rural surroundings. So Welsh Liberal Democrats will certainly have a tranquil environment in which to consider their future! You can read Cefn Lea Park’s conference brochure here.

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Rennie and Williams back “brilliant communicator and outstanding campaigner” Farron

Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie, and Welsh Liberal Democrats leader Kirsty Williams, have today endorsed Tim Farron to be the next leader of the federal Liberal Democrats.

In a joint statement, they said:

Thursday’s results were devastating for the Liberal Democrats.

Our pain is eased by the knowledge that our liberal gains in government will endure.

Despite our loss our party remains optimistic, hopeful and confident about what we can achieve on behalf of Britain.

However, we now have to earn the right to be listened to again.

To move forward we need a fresh start. With that in mind we call on Tim Farron

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