Archive: Wales

The Northern Ireland and Wales secretary is a contender for the deputy leadership of the Labour party

Hain pushes his deputy leadership claim

Peter Hain today stepped up his campaign for the deputy Labour leadership with a call for members to target the Conservatives in next May's Welsh elections.

  • Welsh assembly gets new powers after government of Wales bill is passed

    Welsh assembly to get new powers

    The government of Wales bill finally passed in the House of Lords last night, with the result that the Welsh assembly will take on new powers from next year.

  • Peter Hain has urged opposition peers to back the government of Wales bill

    Wales bill reaches its final hurdle

    A law granting major new powers to the Welsh assembly is today reaching its final stage, although Welsh secretary Peter Hain has warned it is "on a knife-edge".

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