Election 2015 Wales

Election 2015: Tough campaign expected by Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams
Image caption Kirsty Williams said many people thought the coalition government would just last a few months

The Welsh Liberal Democrat leader has said she is prepared for a tough election campaign for the party, after five years in coalition at Westminster.

In a BBC Wales interview, Kirsty Williams robustly defended the coalition's record.

The Lib Dems currently hold three Welsh seats: Ceredigion, Cardiff Central and Brecon and Radnorshire.

She said the party had a "record of delivery" and could take Wales and the UK forward with a strong economy.

In the second in a series of Wales Today interviews with the Welsh political leaders, Ms Williams said: "I think people are beginning to see that the economy is recovering."

But admitted: "We are under no illusion it's going to be a tough election campaign."

Asked whether it had been worth entering the coalition, even if it meant losing all three Liberal Democrat MPs in Wales, she said: "It has been worth the opportunity to be able to influence decision making. I came into politics to get things done."

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