Labour must act on GP retention

Responding to claims from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales that GP surgeries are ‘buckling under the strain of rising workloads’ and that some patients may be getting sicker while waiting for an appointment, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

Cautious welcome for school attendance stats

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed another annual fall in secondary school absenteeism statistics in Wales but highlighted persistently high figures in some areas of the country.

Rise in C.diff-related hospital deaths

Commenting on new figures showing a rise in the number of C.difficile-related deaths in Welsh hospitals in 2013, Darren Millar AM, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, said:

Wrexham Council 'shambles' is an embarrassment for Labour minister

Commenting on confirmation that ten councillors have resigned from the Labour Party in Wrexham – the constituency of Labour’s Local Government Minister – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Local Government, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, said: “This shambles is another disaster for Welsh Labour and a glaring embarrassment for the party’s local government minister –who shares her constituency with these former Labour councillors."

Questions to answer over ambulance staffing

Welsh Conservatives have questioned ambulance service staffing in South East Wales and called for guarantees that reported shortages are not being repeated across the country.

Modern foreign language consultation launched

Welsh Conservatives today launched a consultation on modern foreign language learning. The consultation will seek the views of parents, school governors and teachers and will be sent to every primary school in Wales.

Labour should ditch chauffeur-driven cars

A Welsh Conservative AM has called on the Welsh Labour Government to ditch its fleet of costly chauffeur-driven Volvos, as new figures show costs rose by 50% last year.