September 2018

28 September 2018

Welsh Conservatives congratulate new Plaid Cymru leader

Commenting, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Paul Davies AM said:

“I congratulate Adam Price on being elected as the leader of Plaid Cymru, and look forward to working with him in the Assembly on areas of common interest.

“I hope that Adam realises that Plaid members have now signalled a new direction. This is a clear instruction to end Welsh Labour rule and that they should no longer prop them up.

“I have been consistently clear in not taking anything off the table when it comes to putting the Welsh Conservatives in government because my priority and mission is to provide a real, genuine alternative to this failing Welsh Labour administration, and change Wales for the better.”

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27 September 2018

‘Ditch The Junk’ with Breast Cancer UK

Paul is pictured with Jacquie Fagan of Breast Cancer UK.A campaign to encourage people to reconsider some of the potential dangers of cosmetics and personal care products has been backed by local Assembly Member Paul Davies. ‘Ditch the Junk’, a campaign launched by Breast Cancer UK is encouraging people across Wales to do some research on some of the products that they use on a daily basis and see if there’s an opportunity to replace them with natural products that are much more safer.

Mr Davies said, “A number of cosmetics and personal care products are known to contain chemicals which can disrupt or interfere with the human hormone system and so it’s important that we all take a moment to really think about some of the products that we take for granted every day.

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Welsh Conservatives call on the Welsh Government to appoint a minister to promote Wales as a trading destination

The move follows the recommendation made by the Welsh Assembly’s Economy Committee for a new trade and international relations minister responsible for “selling Wales to the world”.

This comes only a week after the Welsh Conservatives appointed their own Shadow Cabinet Secretary dedicated to external affairs and international relations – Darren Millar AM.

The committee’s recommendation was that the Welsh Government “should give serious consideration to creating a specific cabinet post to combine responsibilities for international trade and Brexit implementation, in order to provide further focus to this area and regular and structured opportunities for scrutiny”.

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26 September 2018

AM’s Fury at Local Health Board Decision

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has expressed his anger at the recent announcement that Withybush hospital will be ‘repurposed’ and lose its status as a round-the-clock general hospital. Mr Davies is calling on the Welsh Government to urgently intervene in the matter and reverse the health board’s catastrophic decision.

Mr Davies said, “I’m extremely angry and disappointed that following an extensive public consultation, Hywel Dda University Health Board has simply ignored the views of the people of Pembrokeshire. It is unacceptable that Withybush hospital will be downgraded and that patients will have to travel further for essential treatments and services.

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Paul Davies Wears it Pink to support Breast Cancer Now

Paul is supporting 'Wear it Pink' for breast cancer awareness.Paul Davies AM was pleased to visit the Breast Cancer Now Event in the Senedd recently to help highlight the campaign to ‘Wear it Pink’ to fund vital research to help create a future where everyone with Breast Cancer can live. In Preseli Pembrokeshire, there are 408 new cases of Breast Cancer each year, which is an equivalent of 187 per 100,000 women.

Mr Davies commented, “Sadly 89 women lose their lives to Breast Cancer in the Hywel Dda Health Board area each year, which represents 45.8 per 100,000 women, which compares with the National Average of 37.4 per 100,000.
I hope a number of people will be able to ‘Wear it Pink’ and organise events in the local area to raise essential funds and awareness for this good cause.”

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Millennium Centre Speech on Specialist Education in Pembrokeshire

Paul giving a speech at the Millennium Centre on Specialist Education in Pembrokeshire.Following a successful visit to Coleg Plas Dwbl in Pembrokeshire, Local Assembly Member Paul Davies was pleased to speak at an event in the Preseli Room at the Millennium Centre recently. The assembled guests were given an exciting presentation about the future projects for the college, and we heard from two ex-pupils who have learnt valuable life skills with the aspiration to be able to live and work independently in the future. Both speakers spoke with confidence and passion about the opportunities they have been afforded by the College.

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies said, “I am delighted to learn about Coleg Plas Dwbl’s future plans and how the Ruskin Mill Trust are looking to invest, not just in monetary terms, but into the local community too. It was wonderful to see a wide array of items made in Wales in the room, carefully crafted and designed by the pupils. I am looking forward to seeing the future proposals come to fruition which will undoubtedly provide exceptional life changing opportunities for a number of young people in Pembrokeshire.”

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25 September 2018

Paul Davies Visits HOPE Therapy Centre

L-R: Vanessa Walker, Manager of the Centre, Local AM Paul Davies and Ken Brombley, Chairman of Hope.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited the HOPE Therapy Centre in Neyland for their annual open day to once again meet with staff and volunteers and learn more about the services and support on offer to patients. HOPE Therapy Centre provides much needed relief and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other related conditions and offers services such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physical Therapy and other therapies when necessary.

He said, “It was a pleasure to once again visit the HOPE centre and hear more about the fantastic support that they offer to local patients in Pembrokeshire. The centre is held in high regard by those that use the facilities and it’s great to have the opportunity to hear about the impact that the Centre has had on patients’ lives. It’s crucial, therefore, that patients can continue to have access to these essential services for the future and that the centre is supported for many years to come. For more information, or to find out how to support the centre, please visit http://www.pembrokeshiremstherapycentre.co.uk/”

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18 September 2018

Paul Davies Challenges First Minister Over Sargeant Inquiry

In his inaugural First Minister’s Questions as Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, sought answers from Carwyn Jones on why he vetoed recent changes recommended by Paul Bowen for the QC inquiry into the events surrounding Carl Sargeant’s death.

Following non-answers from Mr Jones, Mr Davies, the new Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly for Wales, gave the First Minister an opportunity to explain which proposals he did not agree with and why he rejected them.

The out-going First Minister denied vetoing any proposals despite saying in his official statement that “agreed to the majority of Mr Bowen’s requests”, the implication being he was unhappy with some.

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Welsh Conservatives Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle

The new Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, has reshuffled the Shadow Cabinet in the National Assembly for Wales today, calling the changes “the first move in positioning the Welsh Conservatives as the next government of Wales”.

The details are as follows:

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07 September 2018

Welsh Conservatives React to National Procurement’s Service Scrapping

Welsh Conservatives have called the Welsh Labour Government’s approach to public procurement in Wales “shambolic” as it decides to end the body in its “current form”.

Welsh Labour leadership contender and Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM made the announcement five years after the organisation’s creation having failed in its goal to save the Welsh public sector cash by handling contracts worth £1bn a year.

Commenting, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Paul Davies AM, said:

“The decision by the Welsh Government to scrap their own National Procurement Service (NPS) highlights Welsh Labour’s shambolic approach to public procurement in Wales.

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