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2015 General Election

07/04/2015

S4C puts Wales at the heart of the debate during the 2015 General Election campaign as the channel announces its programming for the campaign, count and result.

It includes full coverage of the rollercoaster election night as the results come in from all parts of the UK. You can stay up all night on 7 May to hear the result and all the reaction with experienced reporters Dewi Llwyd, Vaughan Roderick and Catrin Haf Jones.

We'll be guided through the campaign period and beyond, every day on S4C, with the BBC Cymru Wales news teams. They will be reporting on the latest developments in regular bulletins throughout the day, with comprehensive analysis in the channel's main news programme Newyddion 9 every night at 9.00, Monday to Fridays.

In a special series of three programmes Y Ras i 10 Downing St (The Race to 10 Downing St), from the ITV Cymru Wales current affairs team, each of Wales' main parties will comes under scrutiny as they are analysed by different guest editors.

In the first programme of Y Ras i 10 Downing St on Wednesday, 15 April at 9.30pm, Rod Richards presents his analysis of the Labour Party and presenter Siân Lloyd examines the Liberal Democrats.

In the next edition on Tuesday 21 April, Myfanwy Alexander takes a closer look at the Conservatives whilst political reporter John Stevenson casts his eye over Plaid Cymru. UKIP comes under the spotlight as Guto Harri presents his analysis in the final programme, on Tuesday 28 April, and Catrin Haf Jones is joined by journalist Dylan Iorwerth to assess each of the parties' chances and the possible results.

There's an opportunity for the public to debate the issues in special editions of Pawb a'i Farn and Hacio.

Dewi Llwyd chairs the Pawb a'i Farn debate in Carmarthen on 23 April and the second in Bangor on 30 April. And young people get a chance to express their feelings in a special edition of Hacio, on Tuesday, 5 May, as Catrin Haf Jones chairs the debate and Lois Angharad takes a closer look at the subjects which matter to youngsters.

There's also an opportunity examine all these issues in more detail in the politics show Y Sgwrs, which follows Newyddion 9 on Wednesday nights, 22 and 29 April and 6 May. And an extended hour-long Newyddion 9 programme on Friday 8 May will take in the reaction to the result.

Dafydd Rhys, S4C Content Commissioner says, "S4C's packed schedule of programmes for the General Election combines the expertise of the BBC Cymru Wales and ITV Cymru Wales newsrooms, with contributions by guest commentators and an opportunity for the viewers to raise the issues which matter to them. It all leads to the day of the election itself, where you can stay with S4C's expert team throughout the night on 7 May for full coverage of the result and reaction."

Newyddion 9

Mondays to Fridays 9.00pm

Extended hour-long programme Friday 8 May 9.00pm

English subtitles

@Newyddion9

BBC Cymru Wales production

Y Sgwrs

Wednesday 22 April 9.30pm

Wednesday 29 April 9.30pm

Wednesday 6 May 9.30pm

English subtitles

#ysgwrs

BBC Cymru Wales production

Y Ras i 10 Downing St

Wednesday 15 April 9.30pm

Tuesday 21 April 10.00pm

Tuesday 28 April 10.00pm

English subtitles

ITV Cymru Wales production

Pawb a'i Farn

Carmarthen: Thursday 23 April 9.30pm

Bangor: Thursday 30 April 9.30pm

English subtitles

#PawbAiFarn

BBC Cymru Wales production

Hacio

Tuesday 5 May 10.00pm

English subtitles

@Hacio

ITV Cymru Wales production

Thursday 7 May 10.30pm

The latest results and reaction throughout the night with Dewi Llwyd, Vaughan Roderick and Catrin Haf Jones

#etholiad2015

BBC Cymru Wales production

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