Small businesses key to raising prosperity

Commenting on figures showing considerable variation in the Gross Value Added (GVA) rates across the regions of Wales, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy, said

Wales needs change in 2011

Nick Bourne AM today gave an upbeat assessment of his party’s opportunities and challenges in 2011, building on the substantial gains made in this year’s General Election.

Ministers called to help in New Year resolutions

Welsh Conservatives today called on Welsh Ministers to consider ways to help people making New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking, lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle.

North Wales neglected by First Minister?

Welsh Conservatives have expressed concern over the number of times the First Minister has visited North Wales. In a written assembly question, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Nick Bourne AM asked: How many times has the First Minister visited North Wales on Assembly business since his appointment a year ago?

Nick Bourne: It's time for change in Wales

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, speaks to the Conservative party Conference in Birmingham.
“It’s a great pleasure to be here. It’s been a busy week in Wales. We are, after all, the only country in the world to have hosted a four-day Ryder Cup! So could I congratulate the Europeans – you won’t hear a Conservative say that too often at conference – and everyone who was involved in bringing the Ryder Cup to Celtic Manor. It was a superb achievement ....

Nick Bourne: Queen's Speech addresses Britain's problems

Speech by Welsh Conservative Assembly leader Nick Bourne AM in the Assembly debate on the Queen's Speech. “Mr Llywydd. It gives me great pleasure to speak this afternoon on the United Kingdom Government’s legislative programme.

Guto Bebb: A strong voice for Aberconwy at Westminster

Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb makes maiden speech to the House of Commons. “Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for calling me to make my maiden speech. After sitting in the House for seven hours yesterday, I can say that there is only one thing more nerve-wracking than being called upon to make one's maiden speech-sitting on the Bench for seven hours and not being called to make one's maiden speech.

Alun Cairns: Supporting the economy of the Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns makes his maiden speech to the House of Commons. "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to make my maiden speech in the debate in response to the Gracious Speech, and it is a pleasure to follow Mrs McGuire. I congratulate the Ministers on their appointments and look forward to supporting them in tackling their challenges between now and the next general election.

Simon Hart: Working for west Wales in Parliament

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire MP Simon Hart makes his maiden speech to the House of Commons. “I am grateful to you for calling me, Mr. Deputy Speaker, but not half as grateful as my family and friends in the Public Gallery, who I rather naively suggested should be here at half-past two.

David Cameron launches Welsh manifesto

Speaking at the launch of the Welsh Conservatives' General Election manifesto in Prestatyn, Conservative Party leader David Cameron said: “It’s great to be here in Wales. This party has a long and proud history in this country - Wyn Roberts, Kenneth Baker, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Heseltine, Michael Howard. All born here, all Conservative, all have given so much of their lives to public service.