Welsh politicians clash in TV general election debate


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It has been the first TV debate in Wales of the general election campaign

Senior politicians standing in the election in Wales have clashed in a live television debate.

Nick Thomas-Symonds told ITV Wales that Labour would scrap Universal Credit, while Liberal Democrat Jane Dodds said the benefit had been a “disaster”.

Liz Saville Roberts said Plaid Cymru would lift children out of poverty, while Conservative David TC Davies focused on getting people off benefits.

The Brexit Party’s Nathan Gill said Universal Credit was “horrendous”.

“Nine years of austerity have decimated public services,” Labour’s Mr Thomas-Symonds told the programme.

“We have to end austerity and end the disaster that was Universal Credit.”

Plaid’s Ms Saville Roberts said many of the means to lift children out of poverty “have been in the hands of Labour in Cardiff in the Senedd for years” with “so little having been done”.

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Labour’s Nick Thomas-Symonds, Plaid’s Liz Saville Roberts, and Conservative David Davies challenged each other on jobs,

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