Wales politics

Welsh Labour names targets seats for general election

Labour has set its sights on winning eight more Welsh seats in parliament at the next general election.

The party has named its target seats as it bids to form the next UK government after the elections in 2015.

Labour currently has 26 of Wales' 40 seats in Westminster, having lost four at the last election 2010.

Shadow Welsh secretary Owen Smith said Labour's plans were "ambitious" but "achievable" as it has held most of the targets seats in the recent past.

The party is aiming to win Aberconwy, Arfon, Cardiff North, Cardiff Central, the Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Launching the strategy in Carmarthen, Mr Smith accused the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of being "incompetent" on the economy and of lacking compassion.

He said Labour was confident it could persuade voters it had the better vision for both Wales and Britain.

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