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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsWell, the Liberal Democrats.

Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsIt was thought a possibility that they might be completely wiped out in the National Assembly. They've avoided that. Their leader, Kirsty Williams, actually increased her majority in Brecon and Radnor a seat that the Liberal Democrats had lost heavily to the Conservatives in the general election last year. But elsewhere, it was a very disappointing night. The party put up respectable showings in a couple of other seats. But other than that, it's really a pretty dismal record for the Liberal Democrats. In many seats, they were getting derisory vote totals. And they will now no longer be recognised in this assembly here as an official party.

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsWith only one representative, Kirsty Williams will be essentially working as an independent member of the National Assembly. So in a sense, although they weren't completely wiped out electorally, nonetheless, as a functioning party within the National Assembly, the Liberal Democrats last night ceased to exist.

Election Review - The Welsh Liberal Democrats

Roger Scully reviews the election performance of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

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Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections

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