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Paul Davies AM appointed interim Leader of Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly

Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, has been appointed the interim Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly. Mr Davies has been chosen following a unanimous decision at a joint meeting of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group and Management Board in mid Wales. The process to appoint a permanent Leader will begin on May 11th

Welsh Conservatives deprive Labour of majority

Welsh Conservatives have prevented Labour from winning a majority in the National Assembly.

Labour set its ambitions on gaining a majority - 31 seats or more.  Carwyn Jones, Peter Hain and Ed Miliband talked up Labour's chances of winning a majority, while pollsters predicted Labour winning 32 or 33 seats.

Nick Bourne "a victim of his success"

Commenting on Nick Bourne, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly, losing his Assembly seat due to constituency gains in Mid & West Wales, Catrin Edwards, Chairman of the Welsh Conservative Party, said:

"I am sorry that the Welsh Conservative Party lost a close friend and respected colleague in the Assembly in Nick Bourne.

It’s time to give small business a better chance

Welsh Conservatives today highlighted the importance of tourism in Wales and the urgent need to give small businesses – including those in the tourist trade - much more support. In Porthcawl on Bank Holiday Monday, the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly visited a recently opened bakery and delicatessen.

Supporting community empowerment

Welsh Conservatives today promoted their plans for community empowerment. Speaking at a pub near Barry – previously owned by its local community – candidates for South Wales Central and the Vale of Glamorgan outlined why it is vital to give local people the opportunity to manage community assets.

Only Welsh Conservatives will protect the NHS budget

Welsh Conservatives today unveiled an ad-van to tour Wales promoting the Welsh Conservative commitment to protect the NHS budget.

Welsh Conservatives are the only party committed to protect Wales' NHS budget and increase it in line with inflation for the next four years.

The Labour-led Assembly Government plans to slash NHS funding by £1billion over the next three years, backed by Plaid Cymru and the Lib Dems.

Creating a sustainable economy for Wales

Welsh Conservatives today outlined their plans to create a sustainable economy for Wales.

Speaking at Nationwide Recycling in Skewen - the only accredited glass reprocessing company in Wales – the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly reaffirmed his Party’s commitment to improve recycling rates and prioritise the reduction of landfill.

Protecting our communities from flooding

Welsh Conservatives today pledged to protect Wales’ communities from the risk of flooding through an innovative Blue Belt scheme to limit development in vulnerable areas. Under the proposals, land close to lakes, rivers and coastlines could be designated as Blue Belt land to prevent future residential development.

A New Voice for Wales

Welsh Conservatives this afternoon launched their 2011 Election manifesto, ‘A New Voice for Wales’, pledging to build an enterprising economy and world-class public services by empowering teachers, parents, communities and NHS staff.