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No leadership challenge from Ramsay

Nick Ramsay who's been sacked as the Welsh Conservative's Shadow Finance Minister says he won't launch a leadership challenge. Speaking in Brussels where he's chairing a meeting of the Business and Enterprise Committee he said he would support the leader Andrew RT Davies in 'whatever way I can.'

The Monmouth AM narrowly lost the leadership to Mr Davies in 2011, but he says he's focussing on the needs of his constituents.

Shadow minister: Steel offer may have been too late

Responding to the Economy Minister's statement on the support offered to steel firm Rowecord, Shadow Business Minister Nick Ramsay said:

We welcome the offer of support from the Welsh Government - although I fear this may be too late in the day to be of practical help.

We hope that Ministers will leave no stone unturned in helping to save as many jobs as possible and support the highly skilled workforce in securing rewarding employment.

This sad news emphasises the need for the Welsh Government to develop a clearer strategy to support Wales’ manufacturing industries, which are struggling in this challenging economic climate.

– Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Business Minister

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