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UKIP warning for Welsh Tories

A senior Welsh Conservative warns party leadership that traditional supporters who are sceptical about devolution are switching support to UKIP

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Welsh Conservative response to UKIP warning

In response to a warning from one of the Welsh Conservatives' own councillors that the party risks losing support to UKIP unless it changes its approach to devolution, a spokesperson defended that approach, saying that 'we are doing Conservative things with devolution.'

Citing devo-scepticism as a reason for this result is an odd observation – given UKIP’s recent loud calls for far more Assembly powers, tax and criminal justice devolution to Wales, and a federal Britain.

The Welsh Conservatives are the only party in Wales consistently bringing forward innovative new policies – from reversing the decline of the high street, to boosting financial support for small businesses, to growing the nationalised Cardiff Airport and helping Welsh taxpayers get their money back.

We are doing Conservative things with devolution – that’s the way forward and that’s what will make Wales a global success.

With a record 14 Assembly Members we are the official opposition and we will continue holding a failing Labour government to account.

– Welsh Conservatives spokesperson

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