Speeches

Nick Bourne: It's time for change in Wales

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, speaks to the Conservative party Conference in Birmingham.
“It’s a great pleasure to be here. It’s been a busy week in Wales. We are, after all, the only country in the world to have hosted a four-day Ryder Cup! So could I congratulate the Europeans – you won’t hear a Conservative say that too often at conference – and everyone who was involved in bringing the Ryder Cup to Celtic Manor. It was a superb achievement ....

Nick Bourne: Queen's Speech addresses Britain's problems

Speech by Welsh Conservative Assembly leader Nick Bourne AM in the Assembly debate on the Queen's Speech. “Mr Llywydd. It gives me great pleasure to speak this afternoon on the United Kingdom Government’s legislative programme.

Guto Bebb: A strong voice for Aberconwy at Westminster

Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb makes maiden speech to the House of Commons. “Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for calling me to make my maiden speech. After sitting in the House for seven hours yesterday, I can say that there is only one thing more nerve-wracking than being called upon to make one's maiden speech-sitting on the Bench for seven hours and not being called to make one's maiden speech.

Alun Cairns: Supporting the economy of the Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns makes his maiden speech to the House of Commons. "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to make my maiden speech in the debate in response to the Gracious Speech, and it is a pleasure to follow Mrs McGuire. I congratulate the Ministers on their appointments and look forward to supporting them in tackling their challenges between now and the next general election.

Simon Hart: Working for west Wales in Parliament

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire MP Simon Hart makes his maiden speech to the House of Commons. “I am grateful to you for calling me, Mr. Deputy Speaker, but not half as grateful as my family and friends in the Public Gallery, who I rather naively suggested should be here at half-past two.

David Cameron launches Welsh manifesto

Speaking at the launch of the Welsh Conservatives' General Election manifesto in Prestatyn, Conservative Party leader David Cameron said: “It’s great to be here in Wales. This party has a long and proud history in this country - Wyn Roberts, Kenneth Baker, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Heseltine, Michael Howard. All born here, all Conservative, all have given so much of their lives to public service.

Paul Davies: Safeguarding local education in Wales

Speech by Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM to the National Assembly for Wales: "It gives me great pleasure to propose the motion tabled in the name of Alun Cairns on behalf of the Welsh Conservatives.

Darren Millar: Supporting businesses and householders

Speech by Shadow Local Government Minister Darren Millar AM to the National Assembly for Wales. “I am grateful for the opportunity to open this debate this afternoon for the Welsh Conservatives.

Mark Isherwood: Delivering social justice in Wales

Speech by Shadow Social Justice Minister Mark Isherwood AM to the Welsh Conservative Party conference 2010: “We have had to suffer weeks of smear and misrepresentation by an unprincipled Labour Party and its fellow travellers in Plaid Cymru.