The Welsh Labour MS for Castell-nedd Jeremy Miles has said that a "positive" and "patriotic" campaign was responsible for his party's "very good performance" in the Senedd election.
Speaking to S4C, Miles said that the reason why Welsh Labour had managed to win more than the twenty-three seats that it was projected to win before the election was due to its emphasis on positivity during the campaign.
He said that under Mark Drakeford the party had ran a "positive" and "patriotic" campaign that was reflected in the election results.
When asked if Labour had reasserted its control over the so-called "red wall" in the north east, he said that the party's "ambitious" but "practical" programme for government had appealed to voters.
He added that while people wanted a pragmatic plan to guide the country through the crisis, they also wanted a "hopeful" vision for the future.
He also said that his party's focus on being positive and constructive had resonated with voters in his own constituency of Castell-nedd and in other parts of the country.