Broadband investment welcomed

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a £10 million investment in superfast broadband for North West Wales. Speaking from North Wales, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Nick Bourne AM, said: “This is excellent news for businesses and residents right across this area of Wales.

NHS needs investment not cuts to reverse waiting time hikes

Commenting on figures released this morning showing sharp rises in the number of patients waiting longer for treatment and diagnostic services, Nick Ramsay AM, Conservative Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “These latest figures are part of a long-term trend in missed waiting time targets and mask services struggling to cope with demand and dedicated NHS staff stretched to the limit.

Stephen Crabb: Mending the Broken Society

Speech by Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb to the Welsh Conservative Party conference 2010. “Conference, good morning. It’s a pleasure to be back in sunny Llandudno.

Hospital pest problem needs urgent WAG attention

The true extent of hospital pest infestations has been revealed today, in figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. One hospital alone has dealt with 272 cases since 2007, in areas including wards, theatres and A&E. Morriston Hospital reported 83 cases during 2007/08, 67 in 2008/09, 80 during 2009/10 and 42 during the financial year to date.

Veterans' Card plans announced

Welsh Conservatives today announced plans to introduce a Veterans' Card for ex-armed forces personnel. The card – which would be available to all former service men and women who are resident in Wales – would provide...

Wikileaks reveal Wales’ declining reputation abroad

Commenting on the publication by WikiLeaks of a US message speculating on the future leader of Welsh Labour, Nick Bourne AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly, said: “It is extraordinary for a senior Labour Party figure to criticise the lack of talent and leadership skills in his own Party.

Potholes up 127% in 10 years

The number of potholes on our roads rocketed by an average 127 per cent between 2000 and 2010. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives show Wales saw a jump in the number of potholes, or other “visual defects”, that was over three times higher than in England.

Dismay as Red Tape Forces Sale of Council Estate

Brynle Williams AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, has today written to the Welsh Assembly Government after Flintshire County Council confirmed to him that the £1million cost of complying with Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) regulations is forcing them to sell-off their council-owned farms.

Labour can’t even convince coalition partners on school reform

Commenting on this afternoon’s remarks by Plaid Cymru’s Education Spokesperson that Labour’s coalition partners are only “happy with some elements” of Leighton Andrews’ proposals for schools, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

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.