Kirsty Williams
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Election 2015: Lib Dems vow to 'balance the books'

Vital public services will be invested in once the books are balanced, the Lib Dem leader in Wales has said.

Launching the party's manifesto in Talgarth, Powys, Kirsty Williams said it had "opportunity at its heart", with more money for public services.

The Welsh NHS could get an extra £450m over five years, and education in Wales £150m, she said.

Elsewhere on the campaign trail on Wednesday, Labour announced firms getting major Welsh government contracts will have to offer apprenticeships.

Plaid Cymru argued that "equality of funding" for Wales with Scotland offers the "best hope" for protecting public services such as the NHS.

The Conservatives are focusing on their manifesto commitment to pass a law to guarantee a Tax Free Minimum Wage.

Launching UKIP's manifesto, party leader Nigel Farage promised to reform the formula used by the UK Treasury to decide the budget for the devolved governments, to give Wales and England a "better and fairer deal".

  • 15 Apr 2015