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Summary

  1. BBC Wales arrived in the capital for the sixth and final day of our election tour
  2. Just 6 days until polling
  3. Voters in Cardiff are had their say on the issues that matter to you
  4. Online, television and radio broadcasting live throughout the day

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Thank you and goodbye

That's it from the BBC Wales election tour for 2015. We've visited Barry, Carmarthen, Tregaron, Connah's Quay, Llandudno and Cardiff over the past two weeks and listened to the big issues affecting you and your community.

With just six days until polling, follow all the latest election news on BBC News Online.

From your reporters Elise Jenkins, Rhiannon Beacham, Mike Burgess, Sophie Gidley, Nick Bourne, Chris Wood and Nicola Bryan. thank you for following.

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'Scared I'll lose my home'

Miluse Kristofova, 27, lives in Cardiff but from the Czech Republic.

She's concerned about the immigration policies of the parties.

"I'm scared I'll lose my house and we'll be sent back home," she said.

"We don't want to leave, we like it here on Wales. But some of these politicians are saying they want to send us home.

"We came here for a better life for our children. Maybe it will all be OK after the election - unless they're going to send us home."

Miluse Kristofova
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'Positive immigration'

Karen and Neil Robinson, from Bridgend, said the NHS, immigration and the economy were their top of their priorities.

Karen said: "I work in the NHS so that's a big one for me. It needs stability and I think the British public needs to take responsibility as well, we are all taking liberties at the moment there's a big expectation we should have everything.

"I'm not against immigration but we need positive immigration."

Neil said: "They need to resource some of the projects they're talking about, such as putting people out in the community. District nurses are run ragged, not having breaks because they're understaffed. I don't think we realise how lucky we are though with the health service, when you compare us to other countries.

"Unless you've got a strong economy you can't find all the budgets.

"Immigration needs to be based in the quality of the people coming in, on skills we need rather than a carte Blanche for people to come in. Australia's got a good system. We need immigration where there's a skills shortage."

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Radio preparing for Good Evening Wales

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BBC Radio Wales hard at work backstage

'Labour are wish washy'

Peter Thomas, 30, a chef at the Celtic Manor, from Newport.

He said: "This election has been more of the same for me.

"The politicians seem to be trying to promise more of the same but will they deliver?

"For me I've not heard a lot mentioned about the environment and climate change.

"They talk about housing but does that mean they're going to destroy woodlands and natural habitats to do so? Those are the hot points for me.

"I think it will be another close call but I think the Conservatives will get the overall majority. Labour are a bit wish washy for me."

Peter Thomas
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'No room for greed'

Charles Ball said: "It seems to be all the cuts have gone on people at the lower end of the scale and the big tax breaks have gone to the people at the top."

Wife Carol added: "The Tories had this policy of austerity but when you look at who the austerity has affected it's not the people at the top it's the people at the bottom.

"If we're a decent society there's no room for greed. They say they're self made and I'm sure they've worked hard but who's helped them get there? The people who use their services. We're all a society together and rely on each other. How can you say the country is on the up when working people are using food banks? Work isn't paying."

Charles and Carol
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'Health isn't about profits'

Ashley Brown, 25, from Carediff, said: "I want to see the NHS in public hands I don't like privatisation, bringing in corporations trying to make profits. It's not what health care should be about."

His colleague Sian Melhuish added: "I am going to vote but I haven't really looked into it properly yet. I've had leaflets through the door but I ignored them.

"I've watched the live debates, though. My other half is Scottish and we think Nicola Sturgeon was very good."

Ashley and Sian
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Jamie and parliamentary correspondent David Cornock waiting for BBC Head of Values to give their ties clearance for impartiality...

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'Negative campaigning'

Mike Ward, from Swansea, said: "I'm disappointed with all the negative Conservative campaigning and all these nightmare scenarios they're saying about the SNP.

"I want to hear facts and more positive things and I haven't heard any of that.

"Ed Miliband has come out better recently - much more professional. But none of the parties have been particularly good or bad any impact on me.

"I'm fairly comfortable financially but what are they going to do for those less well off?

"I suspect were going to get a slight conservative majority next week, but there will be some interesting negotiations too, and the Lib Dems are going to get wiped out.

"I want to see Labour get back in. The Conservatives still have ideological policies that are no good for the country."

Mike Ward
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Energy for the future

David Mawby & James Leakey are engineering students at Cardiff Uni. They'll both be voting for the first time on Thursday.

"I'd like to hear the parties talking more about their energy policies," said David, left.

"Where are we going to get out energy from in future? Are they going to invest in more renewables? I'm really against fracking."

James thinks the parties haven't done enough to target the student vote.

"There hasn't been a big enough push to get us interested," he said.

"In Cardiff where there are three universities and thousands of students they need to realise our influence and target us more. Among the students I talk to there is a real lack of trust in politicians."

David Mawby & James Leakey
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Superman

Superman live on BBC Radio Wales with Wynne Evans

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Brad Newton, 57, a prison officer from Dinas Powys, said: "I want to know why we've had to accept as pay rises half what the rest of the civil service has, and for the last five years no consolidated pay rise towards our pension.

"My pension contributions have gone up so much I'm worse off."

Brad Newton
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Presenters Wynne Evans and Jamie Owen prepare to go live

Wynne and Jamie
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'Tactics could fail'

Owen Roberts, 54, from Cardiff, predicted a hung parliament.

"I've watched every debate," he said.

"I think Miliband's stance on not doing a deal with the SNP is a tactic, but it may backfire for him.

"I've been very impressed with Leanne Wood and Nicola Sturgeon. Wood has certainly put Plaid on the map.

"This could be the end of the Lib Dems and I really think UKIP have just faded away.

"But we need to look at the electoral system in the future and how it works.

"There's not much difference between the Tories and Labour and in five years I think it's going to be Boris Johnson leading the Conservatives.

"The big issues for me are welfare and the NHS. I think immigration is a red herring. And it's very depressing when Tories say the economy is growing but so are food banks. There's no real growth in people's salaries."

Owen Roberts
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'Nursing homes concern'

Simon Blackmore, 52, from Adamsdown, said: "I want to see better quality care in nursing homes. My mum is in one now."

Simon Blackmore
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University of South Wales students Megan, Sofia, Beth, Jonathan, Oliver, Dai & Amy popped into the tent - they're all be voting on Thursday.

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'Ridiculous that people don't vote'

Rachael Clarke, student, 19, is voting for the first time.

"I'll be voting Green because they want to get rid of tuition fees completely," she said.

"My great-nan was one of the leaders in south Wales of the suffragette movement. I think it's so important to vote and ridiculous that people don't bother."

Rachael Clarke
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'I want Wales to go forward'

Alex Drennan will be voting by post.

"The thing for me was looking at the election from a Welsh perspective not Westminster," he said.

"I looked at the party that would give me the most for the Welsh people.

"I voted for Plaid because they offered me a better deal for the Welsh economy and a better deal for the Welsh nation. Hopefully I've managed to dissuade my family from voting UKIP because they have nothing to offer Wales except a bank holiday on March 1.

"I want the Welsh nation to go forward and in that respect it was important for me to make my mark."

Alex Drennan
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'Bigger stores are hurting us'

Lynette is 53, owns her own wool shop in Cardiff.

"The last couple of years have been a struggle as a small business owner," she said.

"I know we had a recession but small business are really struggling.

"Everyone is shopping online and the bigger chain stores are hurting us.

"I would like to see politicians do something about that - cut back on these big stores having such a monopoly.

"Foreign imports are another problem, if more things were made here businesses might be better off."

Lynette Ford
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'Labour at heart'

Levy Talbot, 24, owns his own business in Cardiff market.

"I'm Labour by heart but should I vote Plaid because of what's happening in Scotland?

"Everything the politicians say is spin doctored - they try to cram everything from their manifestos to into their answers.

"My views have changed over the years. As a young voter and a young entrepreneur I want to see the tax system loosened up."

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'They've opened the gates'

Kelly Lewis, 38, from Tremorfa, said: "I've had all the leaflets through my door but I'll probably vote UKIP, mainly because of immigration and giving foreign aid all the time.

"Immigration is terrible, they've opened the gates to everyone."

Kelly Lewis
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'We're over-populated'

First-time voter Alysa Ninemae can't decide who to vote for.

"We're starting to get overpopulated and there's not enough hospitals and stuff to cope with the amount of people," she said.

"They're really hard workers in the NHS and don't get enough credit."

Alysa Ninemae
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'It's hard working two jobs'

Sandra Bright, 57, said: "The politicians could do a lot more to help people with jobs. I've got two jobs and it's very hard keeping them both.

"Homeless people need more help, as do old people. They need to be treated better and looked after better.

"The cost of living is a problem. Everything is going up - people on lower incomes can't afford it and they are struggling.

"I think Labour is going to win. They're doing a lot more. If they get the right people they'll do it. They'll get things done.

"Better jobs, better wages and health would make all the difference to people."

Sandra Bright
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'I've got skills - but not allowed to work'

Ejaz Shafqat, an asylum seeker from Pakistan, said: "I want to vote for someone who can help the migrant as well, migrants are part of this country.

"They are not looking after people who come here and want to protect their life. I've been here five years with my wife and five children and still haven't got a visa. I'm not allowed to work.

"We've got a four bedroom house, we don't pay for gas or electricity, they are paying for everything. But I don't want beggar money, I've got skills and I can do a business and pay tax. Then the money can be spent on the British people.

"We want to participate in this country, we speak English, but we are eating everyone's money. I'm a hard worker, I don't need benefits, but I've spent five years sitting at home. I had four businesses in Pakistan.

"I want the politicians to open their eyes, open their brain, open their heart."

Ejaz
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'Cameron would a disaster for Wales'

Clive Slocombe, 65, is retired and lives in Cardiff. He said re-electing David Cameron would be "a disaster for Wales".

"The Conservatives have already cut funding for the NHS and they'll cut it even more," he said.

"My wife needed an operation recently but the waiting list meant she had to go private - and Cameron has the gall to blame and lambast the NHS in Wales.

"Miliband has done better than I expected.

"Surprisingly the nationalists have come out the best for me - Sturgeon and Leanne Wood."

'Tricky finding work'

Nathan Gonzalez, 31, from Llanishen, said: "I'll vote for who is going to make the right decisions for everyone not just one particular type of person.

"I'm currently unemployed and finding it very difficult. I can understand companies wanting people to have the right qualifications but you can't afford the course yourself if you're unemployed and the job centre won't pay, they'd rather carry on paying you job seekers allowance."

Nathan Gonzalez
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'You're called a racist'

Glyn Smith, 68, from Cogan, near Penarth, said: "Immigration is important.

"We should pull out of the EEC then we wouldn't have to put up with all this human rights rubbish.

"Labour started it off by letting everyone in, now if you say anything you're called a racist.

"It's got nothing to do with colour, I don't care what country they come from, our country just can't support them - look at our schools and the health service.

"They can't cope with the amount of people. It's not about where they come from, it's the number of people."

Glyn Smith
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'No-one's knocked my door'

Glyn Robinson-Byrne
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Civil servant Glyn Robinson-Byrne, 42, from Barry, said there's been a lack of engagement from politicians in this campaign.

"I've tried to follow this election because it's been so close," he said.

"But I can't see anything at the moment that distinguishes any of the parties.

"I've wanted to speak to my MP in the Vale of Glamorgan but I haven't see anybody, nobody has knocked my door.

"I've had lots of leaflet dropping but I don't seen to see anyone in the evenings when I finish work.

"It's a shame because it would be great to see the candidates.

"For me this whole campaign has flatlined.

"I was traditionally a labour voter but voted Lib Dems last time and they didn't deliver. We ended with a coalition no one voted for and I'm afraid that's going to happen again."

'Britain is congested'

Fola Ade, 49, from London but has been living in Cardiff for a number of years, said: "I'm not going to vote it's a waste of time.

"Things never change. Britain's getting congested, there are too many people and all the benefits are being withdrawn from you.

"Parks are closing, hospitals are not giving services. I have voted in the past but nothing changes. Now we're in Europe there are too many people from Europe here and all the things British people are meant to get they're not getting."

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'Nurse shortage'

Darren Hester, 42, from Caerphilly, said: "The NHS is the most important issue for me. My wife's a nurse and the shortage of staff is appalling. We need more funding for the NHS."

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'Control immigration'

Clive and Elizabeth Pearce said controlling immigration was the most important thing for them.

Elizabeth, 72, added: I want to see immigration right down, putting a full stop on everything. You can't put a pint pot into a half pint pot."

Clive and Elizabeth
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The tent is back

After strong winds in Llandudno on Wednesday stopped the tent going up, the giant inflatable is back in sunny Cardiff.

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Welcome to Wales' capital

Good morning from your reporters Rhiannon Beacham and Mike Burgess on the sixth and final day of the election tour.

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