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Williams the leader

Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat with the education remit, has made history by becoming the first female party leader in Wales. The Brecon and Radnorshire Assembly member beat contender Jenny Randerson, AM for Cardiff Central, with 59 per cent of the votes this week. Writing for TES Cymru this week in her capacity as education spokesperson, Ms Williams, 37, says the Labour Party's greatest failings in education since devolution have been in tackling inequality and underachievement in schools.

Poverty: a record that shames Wales, page 41.

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