Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies says the 40% tax rate should be reduced if the Welsh Government gets income tax powers
The Welsh Conservatives' Shadow finance minister sets out his view of what sort of business bank Wales needs and why
Plaid Cymru's economy spokesman sets out what sort of business bank Wales needs and why
Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies will use his conference speech in Swansea to announce that he's setting up a commission to look at ways of providing what he calls 'proper, affordable childcare.' He's appointed Shadow Education Minister Angela Burns to head the commission. He'll tell delegates:
I want parents across Wales to look at the Welsh Conservatives and see a party that “gets it” and is doing something about it.
I want young people across Wales to look at the Welsh Conservatives as a party leading the way for aspiration.
So today, I’m pleased to announce that my Shadow Minister for Education, Angela Burns has set up a Commission to look at how we can provide proper, affordable childcare.
– Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Opposition
Following on from some of the great work already undertaken by the UK Government in this field, Angela will work with professionals from representational organisations and business to see how we can help parents across Wales to be as aspirational for themselves as they are for their children.
Engagement in real policy development is the only way we can sell ourselves as the party that ‘gets it.'
The Assembly's Opposition Leader is expected to tell his party's conference in Swansea that Wales 'feels more removed than it has ever been' because of Labour's dominance of Welsh politics. Andrew RT Davies will accuse Carwyn Jones' party of thinking 'they have a divine right to rule in Wales.'
In a jibe at a lack of major changes around the cabinet table, he'll say that 'some of [Labour's] ministers amongst the longest continuous serving ministers in the Western World. They'd make some of the Eastern Bloc waxworks proud with their longevity!'
The conference takes place at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
UK Cabinet ministers and senior Assembly politicians will be amongst the speakers at the party's Welsh conference in Swansea. It's being held at the Liberty stadium and delegates will be hoping some of Swansea's footballing success will add to their party's electoral prospects.
Our Political Editor Adrian Masters spoke to the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives ahead of their conference at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
Andrew RT Davies, who posed as a train announcer this afternoon to highlight the UK Government's plan to electrify the line to the city, said his party is showing there is a "real alternative" to the Labour Welsh Government.
– Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health
The time has come for Carwyn Jones to end the uncertainty and commit to the retention of long-term neonatal care in North Wales.
The health board has ridden roughshod over the views of local communities and the expert opinions of clinicians have thus far been ignored.
North Wales' baby care services have been left hanging in the balance for far too long and I urge the First Minister to make a swift decision to scrap the Health Board's plans and get behind services in North Wales.
Axing long-term neonatal intensive care in North Wales must not be allowed to go ahead.
Opposition leader in the Assembly, Andrew RT Davies, was amongst the mourners in St. Paul's Cathedral.
He spoke to our Political Editor Adrian Masters after the service.
Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies told AMs that, although he accepts there are 'two sides to every argument,' he 'passionately believes' that Margaret Thatcher was a force for good and, he said, 'put the great back into Great Britain.'
The Conservatives are fielding more candidates on Anglesey than ever before. While recognising they're unlikely to lead the council, the party's Eric Roberts says they can play a role.
Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies has criticised Finance Minister Jane Hutt for saying that budget cuts which kick in next week will cause the 'most challenging years since devolution.' Mr Davies says the Welsh Government needs to get its priorities right.