AHEAD of polling day, Labour’s leader in Wales, Mark Drakeford, crisscrossed the country targeting marginal seats.

He visited North Wales with Sir Kier Starmer, campaigned in the Rhondda, Bridgend, and the Vale of Glamorgan in a last big push to get Labour’s vote out and maximise the party’s chances of a majority.

In a visit to North Wales, Labour’s Leader Sir Kier Starmer said: “Mark Drakeford has done a brilliant job as First Minister in the toughest times. He has been cautious and considered in the pandemic, always following the science and keeping Wales safe.

“Now is the time to give Mark Drakeford the tools he needs to finish the job. He has the plan to get Wales through the pandemic and the vision to build the fairer, greener and stronger economy of tomorrow.”

Mark Drakeford, said: “This election truly has been unlike any other. It was forged in the most testing of times and contested against a backdrop of unprecedented challenge – but also immense opportunity.

Mr Drakeford continued: “Our message is clear: if you value the progress we have made together and want it to continue, you have to vote for it.

“Our pledges need a Labour Government to deliver them – and our shared achievements need a Labour Government to protect them. And make no mistake. Each and every one of them will be at risk should the Tories win.”