Welsh Tories told to ignore calls to abolish Assembly

Welsh Conservatives arriving for the second day of their conference in Llangollen were greeted by a small protest calling for the abolition of the Assembly.

But inside hall the hall they were urged to campaign instead to take power in Cardiff Bay. Wales Offive Minister David Davies, who was once a prominent opponent of devolution, said he’s not interested in fighting the battles of the past.

The Assembly is here to stay. The Labour Welsh Government in the Assembly is not here to stay.

David Davies MP, Wales Office Minister

He added that the new Welsh Conservative MPs were “living breathing proof” that victory in the Senedd elections was possible.

Another speaker, the former Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies, told the conference that it was time to turn encouraging poll figures “into seats, into success, into power”.