Boris Johnson launches the Conservatives' Welsh manifesto

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today launched the Welsh Conservatives' general election manifesto at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.

Before unveiling the party's policies, the Prime Minister visited the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells.

The Conservatives have promised to boost cross-border infrastructure for Wales and England as part of their Welsh Manifesto.

They say the manifesto will show the Party’s "commitment to leveling up the whole country" and it will benefit people living "either side of the border".

The Conservative Party says it plans to work with the Welsh Government and councils on both sides of the border to negotiate a ‘Marches Growth Deal’ that will deliver road improvements and boost local economies.

The deal will build on the £790 million that is already invested into four ‘Growth Deals’, meaning that all areas of Wales would be covered.

These four ‘Growth Deals’ include:

  • £500 million for the Cardiff City Deal

  • £115 million for the Swansea City Deal

  • £120 million for the North Wales Growth Deal

  • £55 million for the Mid Wales Growth Deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

ITV Wales' Correspondent Carole Green asked the Prime Minister whether he was ashamed of the Conservatives record on austerity following their public spending pledge.

Boris Johnson stressed that their priority is to "get Brexit done" first so they can move on and "Then the Welsh dragon will roar louder than ever before."

They say creating “stronger cross-border collaboration” will provide a “major boost” for communities across Wales.

Paul Davies, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Party Credit: PA Images

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives said: