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PM vows to speak up for Wales during Brexit process

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Conservative Spring Forum. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

The Prime Minister has promised to speak up for the interests of Wales when negotiating the UK's exit from the European Union.

Speaking at the Conservative Spring Forum in Cardiff, Theresa May criticised moves to hold a second independence referendum in Scotland.

She said all the United Kingdom's efforts and energies needed to be focused on getting the right Brexit deal.

We can only get that deal if we are united, as one United Kingdom, all pulling together to get the best outcome.

That is what we have always done when faced with challenges.

We have pulled together as one and succeeded together.

We are four nations, but at heart we are one people.

As the Prime Minister of this United Kingdom, I will always ensure the voices and interests of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are represented as we negotiate to leave the EU.

And I will always fight to strengthen and sustain this precious, precious Union.

– Prime Minister Theresa May


Conservatives promise 'real change' for Wales

The Welsh Conservatives will today launch their Assembly election campaign from the Cardiff City Stadium. Leader Andrew RT Davies will call for Wales to turn from 'red to blue' in May.

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The campaign launch follows the Party's Llangollen Conference last week, where the Welsh Conservatives outlined their five main pledges for Wales.

Welsh Conservative Party pledges for Wales:

  • Protect the NHS
  • Create more jobs
  • Deliver excellence in education
  • Provide security and dignity for older people
  • Treble free childcare

After 17 years of Labour failure, Wales needs real change. Welsh Conservatives have a clear plan to secure that real change; and we’re ready to turn Wales from red to blue.

From protecting the NHS budget, to creating more jobs by backing small businesses and improving infrastructure, and delivering excellence in education, we stand ready to take Wales on a new path.

Our pledges to put a weekly cap on costs and protect £100,000 of assets for those in residential care, and our commitment to treble free childcare, further demonstrate how Welsh Conservatives are ready to secure real change, and deliver opportunities, for all people in Wales.

– Andrew RT Davies AM, Welsh Conservative Leader


Tory MP wins after angry voter draws penis on ballot

An angry voter drew a picture of a penis on his ballot paper instead of an X for a Tory MP - and it counted as a vote.

Conservative MP Glyn Davies revealed how the voter's penis protest backfired by giving him the extra vote and helped him keep his seat.

Instead of being counted as a spoiled vote the returning officer decided to count it as a proper X.

Mr Davies said he was grateful: "One voter decided to draw a detailed representation of a penis instead of a cross in my box on one ballot paper.

Amazingly, because it was neatly drawn within the confines of the box the returning officer deemed it a valid vote. Not sure the artist meant it to count, but I am grateful.

If I knew who it was, I would like to thank him or her personally.

– Glyn Davies MP, Montgomeryshire

Farmer Mr Davies held his seat in Montgomeryshire in mid Wales with an increased majority of 5,325 votes.

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