Welsh Conservatives

A New Wales

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

2016 offers a significant opportunity for Wales; a chance to free our communities from Labour's rusty old shackles, clear potential for a fresh approach to public services and - ultimately - the real possibility of a successful new Wales.

The Conservative Party Is the Real Home for Blue Collar Workers

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

One of the things I find most infuriating about politics is the tired old cliché that the Conservatives are the party of the privileged few. As the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives I feel an immense sense of duty to dispel that myth, not least because I believe that it contributes to the sense of alienation that many working people feel about politics.

Why I Want Wales to Be the First Living Wage Country

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Conservatives have always backed those who want to get on in life, roll up their sleeves and do a hard day's work. We always have and we always will. That's why I want Wales to lead the charge on being the first living wage country of the UK and I'm proud that it's Welsh Conservatives who are the ones doing it.

Boosting the Welsh High Street at Christmas

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

It goes without saying that Christmas is a hugely critical time of the year for Welsh high streets and the thousands of small businesses located within them. This is when all can expect to make over half their annual profits - essential to see them through quieter retail months...

Our Welsh NHS Needs a Full, Independent Inquiry - Now

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Welsh Labour have labelled our calls for a Keogh-style Inquiry as "politically motivated." How can it be politically motivated to give patients and people the chance to have their say alongside those of our health professionals?

Wales and Scotland Give the UK Balance

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Be in no doubt - the decisions taken in Scotland will have profound implications on all of us. In Wales, we want you to stay. You help us give balance to our United Kingdom in culture, as much as in economics.

Welsh Labour Have Brought About a 'Cost of Living Crisis' in Wales

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Last Friday, Ed Miliband walked down Queen Street in Cardiff with the Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones. He was in Wales to talk about the 'cost of living crisis' and on this occasion I agree with him. There is a 'cost of living crisis' in Wales brought about by Labour's 15-year rule in Wales.

Wales Deserves a Keogh-Style NHS Inquiry

Darren Millar | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Millar

The National Health Service in Wales is struggling. Despite the hard work of staff, its recovery is nowhere in sight and serious questions marks hang over standards of care. Indeed, many of the problems within the Welsh NHS are escalating...

Wales: Low Tax - High Aspiration

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

The property-owning democracy was one of Margaret Thatcher's lasting legacies. In today's Wales of lower than UK average salaries and expensive rental markets; this legacy is becoming less and less of a possibility for many...

A Welsh 'Right to Buy' : Solving the Housing Shortage

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

In Wales, house-building is at its lowest since the second-world war. The Welsh Government has had devolved responsibility for housing since 1999. In those years, we've seen housing as a priority dip lower and lower on their agenda.

The New BBC Charter Needs to Reflect Devolution

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

In three years' time, the BBC Charter will be up for renewal. It is safe to say that this Charter renewal will be more significant than others for a number of reasons...

Labour Has Learned Nothing From Mid-Staffs

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

It is a disservice to Bevan's creation and a public outrage to the people of Wales that Labour can be so complacent with our NHS. What compounds this arrogance is that Labour has clearly learnt absolutely nothing from the Mid-Staffordshire debacle.

David Cameron: 'Wales Needed The A Team But Got The Muppet Show'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said British enterprise needs to up its game in the face of growing competition from developing nations at the Welsh Conservatives A...

Pupil Attacks On Teachers 'Rises More Than A Third'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of violent attacks on teachers in classrooms in Wales has risen by more than a third over the past three years, according to figures releas...

Stressed Teachers Take 60,000 Days Off In One Year, Conservatives Say

PA | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers' stress leave increased by at least 14 per cent in Wales over the last two years, new research claims. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conse...

Davies Is Welsh Tories' New Leader

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Andrew RT Davies has been announced as the Welsh Conservatives' new leader in the Assembly. Mr Davies beat Nick Ramsay in the ...