Hywel Dda reconfiguration plans 'unacceptable'

Welsh Conservatives have branded plans for significant changes to the NHS in mid and west Wales ‘unacceptable’.  Downgrading at Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and the closure of community hospitals elsewhere are strongly opposed by Welsh Conservative Assembly Members.

Pylons: First Minister has backtracked and betrayed mid Wales

Welsh Conservatives have called on the First Minister to clarify his position on the National Grid’s recent announcement for mid Wales and explain why he has backtracked on previous statements against the proposals. Carwyn Jones did not criticise, condemn or express any disapproval of this week’s publication of plans to build a substation and pylons in the region.

Medal Congratulations

Commenting on Chris Bartley’s achievement and Wales’ first medal of the London Olympics, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “Many congratulations to Chris Bartley and his teammates.  “Their performance was superb and Chris has brought a great deal of pride to Wales."

Around the world mileage for ministerial cars

The Welsh Government’s official cars have clocked up enough miles to travel around the world 12 times since May 2011. That’s according to information obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. Ministers – who are committed to developing and promoting sustainable transport –have travelled 295,381 miles in chauffeur-driven cars since the start of the Fourth Assembly.

National Grid pylon announcement condemned

Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies and Montgomeryshire AM Russell George have slammed National Grid’s plans to “ruin” large parts of Montgomeryshire and have called on communities to remain united. The comments came following this morning’s announcement by National Grid in which it finally set-out its preferred route corridor and substation site for the Mid Wales Connection Project.

Taxpayers paying for council Pravdas

Welsh Councils are spending £1million a year bombarding Welsh taxpayers with propaganda, Welsh Conservatives claimed today. Data released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows at least 15 Welsh local authorities used taxpayers’ cash last year to produce and deliver their own newspaper.

VIDEO: Launch of Cancer Treatments Fund Petition

The Welsh Conservative Assembly group has launched a petition calling for a Cancer Treatments Fund in Wales. We want five million pounds targeted specifically at making access to drugs and other cancer treatments easier - and assisting in the expansion of mobile cancer treatment units.Watch a video from the launch at the Royal Welsh Show here and sign the petition here

Launch of Cancer Treatments Fund petition

Welsh Conservatives today launched a petition calling for easier access to life-prolonging cancer treatments in Wales. Assembly Members gathered at the Royal Welsh Show to unveil calls for five million pounds to be invested in a Cancer Treatments Fund, providing life-extending cancer medicines and other treatments.

Brynle Williams Memorial Award

An inaugural award in memory of the late Brynle Williams has been presented by his wife Mary at the Royal Welsh Show. The memorial award – a crystal cup sponsored by the Welsh Conservative Assembly group – was handed out in the Welsh Pony and Cob section this morning.

North Wales NHS reconfiguration plans 'unacceptable'

Commenting on the publication of NHS reconfiguration plans by Betsi Cadwaladr UHB, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: "Welsh Conservatives believe in local NHS services for local people.""The need for drastic changes to NHS services is a clear response to Labour's record-breaking cuts to the health budget."