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The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has called for an end to a ‘culture of dependency’ in Wales and a switch to reality for a ‘pantomime government’. Speaking ahead of this year’s Conservative Party Conference, Andrew RT Davies likened Welsh Labour Ministers to an opposition party obsessed with Westminster at the expense of the communities they are responsible for.

Neonatal care motion passed by Assembly

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed the result of a group debate on neonatal care in Wales. The motion was passed following a passionate 60 minutes in the Assembly. 

VIDEO: Draft Budget Response

Shadow Minister for Finance, Paul Davies AM, responds to the Welsh Government's Draft Budget for 2013-14.

NHS snubbed again in Draft Budget

Commenting on the publication of today’s Draft Budget, Shadow Minister for Finance Paul Davies AM, said: “It’s Groundhog Day for our National Health Service. Snubbed again and still facing the toughest funding settlement in the UK."

First Minister's 'fantasy' on progress

Commenting on the First Minister’s speech to the Labour Party conference today – in which Carwyn Jones said he wanted to ‘look young people in the eye and say we had done right by them’ - Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “Can the First Minister look young people in the eye and tell them they won’t be making the grade in global tests on literacy and numeracy?"

Local MP joins pub landlords behind the bar

Alun Cairns, MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, volunteered behind the bar at the Three Horseshoes in Peterston-Super-Ely on Saturday 8th September, as part of a UK-wide government campaign to support the great British pub. The all-parliamentary beer group initiative encourages MPs to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing the pub trade.

Lamont is right and must convince Welsh Labour

Welsh Conservatives have congratulated Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont on this week’s free prescriptions comments and urged her to convince Labour in Wales to adopt the same attitude. The Welsh Labour Government currently funds a universal free prescriptions policy despite imposing the biggest health cuts of any UK nation (over 500 million pounds over the next three years).

‘Brew For The Few’ charity fundraising event a winner

Vale MP Alun Cairns hosted a fundraising ‘Brew for the Few ‘event last week to support the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Barry Branch. The now annual event was held at The West House Hotel, Llantwit Major.

South Wales NHS shake-up must not see local services close

Commenting on NHS plans to centralise specialist health services in south Wales, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “These plans will lead to the downgrading of hospitals - something that the Minister promised would not happen."

Time for ambition, action, achievement

Welsh Conservatives today called on the Welsh Labour Government to upgrade its timid Programme for Government in a key Assembly debate.Welsh Labour Ministers have faced criticism of inaction and a lack of ambition since they were returned to office 17 months ago.