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Welsh Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

No clarification on trade union council tax involvement

The Minister for Local Government has refused to give immediate clarification on the extent to which trade unions will be involved in the setting of council tax. Questioned by Shadow Minister Jonathan Morgan AM, Carl Sergeant declined a verbal response and suggested only a written answer.

Rail strike “disruptive” & “unfair”

Commenting on the RMT’s announcement of a train drivers’ strike on Friday February 4th, on the day of Wales' opening Six Nations match against England, Shadow Minister for Transport Darren Millar AM said: “The RMT Union should not take its grievances out on passengers, nor should it be a killjoy for a major sporting event.

WAG must act on Wrexham-London rail link

Commenting on proposals by the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway to cease the Wrexham – London direct rail link from Friday, Shadow Minister for Transport Darren Millar AM said: “The cancellation of this train service will come as a huge blow to regular users of this service."

Welsh patients will gain right to EU treatment

Welsh Conservative MEP, Dr Kay Swinburne, has welcomed new legislation passed today, which will allow Welsh patients to access healthcare across EU borders. Speaking ahead of the vote in Strasbourg today, Kay welcomed the steps taken to consolidate patients' rights in EU law while ensuring that the Welsh NHS would not lose control over its budget.

Protecting our environment

Welsh Conservatives today pledged to clean up Wales and do more to protect our natural environment. Shadow Minister for the Environment, Angela Burns AM, and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, launched the Party’s environment policies at Eco2 - Wales’ largest independent renewable energy company – in Cardiff.

U-turn on Wrexham rail snub welcomed

Commenting on WAG’s decision to begin talks on including Wrexham within a second express service from Cardiff to Holyhead, Shadow Minister for Transport Darren Millar AM said: “I am astonished that Labour-Plaid was ready to invest £3.5 million into this service without it stopping at the largest town in North Wales in the first place.

Burton’s Foods: Another blow to Welsh economy

Commenting on reports that Burton’s Foods, which produces Jammie Dodgers and other products at its factory in Cwmbran, is to cut 70 jobs, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy said: “This is further worrying news for the Welsh economy.  Every job lost in the economy represents a family who will find it more challenging to make ends meet.

Llantwit Major : Heritage Lottery grant provides funding boost for Galilee Chapel project

South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has today spoken of his delight at the announcement of a grant of £298,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund a local project at the Galilee Chapel. Andrew visited the project in Llantwit Major yesterday alongside Kay Swinburne MEP and Angela Jones-Evans, the Conservative Assembly candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan.

Diamond Holidays collapse blow to Welsh economy

Commenting on reports that Wales’ biggest holiday firm Diamond Holidays is on the verge of going into administration with 70 potential job losses, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy said: