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UK News Andrew RT Davies re-appointed Tory leader in the Senedd

18:10  24 january  2021
18:10  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Andrew Robert Tudor Davies CBE (born 1968) is a Welsh Conservative Party politician serving as Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and Member of the Senedd since 2007.

The Senedd investigated the situation as a possible breach of the regulations, though all three politicians insisted they didn’t break any rules. Takeaway alcohol was still allowed, but having a pint in the Senedd ’s licensed tearoom was deemed as bending the rules and violating the spirit of the

Welsh Tories have re-appointed Andrew RT Davies as their group leader in the Senedd following the resignation of Paul Davies in a row over lockdown rules.

Andrew R. T. Davies wearing a suit and tie: Andrew RT Davies has been re-appointed as leader of the Tories in the Senedd (Joe Giddens/PA) © Joe Giddens Andrew RT Davies has been re-appointed as leader of the Tories in the Senedd (Joe Giddens/PA)

Paul Davies announced he was standing down on Saturday following the disclosure that he was among a group of politicians who drank alcohol on the Senedd estate days after a pub alcohol ban came into force.

While he insisted that he had not broken any rules, he said he was standing aside as the issue had become a “distraction”.

Paul Davies wearing a suit and tie: Paul Davies resigned in a row over drinking on the Senedd estate (Jacob King/PA) © Provided by PA Media Paul Davies resigned in a row over drinking on the Senedd estate (Jacob King/PA)

His successor led the Tory group in the Senedd for seven years before he quit in 2018 amid a row over Brexit.

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Andrew RT Davies - a farmer from the Vale of Glamorgan - became an AM in 2007 and took over the group in 2011 following a contest with Nick Ramsay. His inclusion with the Tories in the Senedd caused a storm, spurring internal conflicts both within the group itself and the larger party.

Andrew RT Davies said he was "bitterly opposed" to plans by fellow Tories in the Vale of Glamorgan to shut Llancarfan Primary School. He won a three-way contest for a by-election in the Rhoose seat. Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies said: " Andrew has always been passionate about his local

The group chairman Janet Finch-Saunders said his re-appointment had been unanimously endorsed at a group meeting on Sunday.

In a statement Andrew RT Davies said his appointment was “a great honour and privilege” and paid tribute to the the work of his predecessor.


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“I’m pleased to enjoy the unanimous support of my colleagues to take us forward after a difficult few days for us all,” he said.

“There is urgent work in front of all of us and our immediate focus will be continuing to hold the Labour administration in the Senedd to account on vital issues such as the vaccine rollout, and fighting May’s election.”

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On 13 May 2011 Davies was appointed Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and In May 2016 he was re-elected as the Assembly Member for Blaenau Gwent and was re - appointed to the Welsh including: Andrew RT Davies ( Leader , Welsh Conservatives); Antoinette Sandbach He was suspended from the Welsh Labour group in the Senedd at the start of 2021 after allegedly being

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives has resigned after it came to light that he was among a group of politicians who drank alcohol on the Senedd estate days after a pub alcohol ban came into force. Paul Davies said in a statement that he had broken no Covid -19 regulations and for the past 10 months of

But Angela Rayner, Labour ‘s deputy leader, criticised the appointment, which came weeks after Mr Davies accused Sir Keir Starmer of campaigning to “overturn democracy” in a response to the Labour leader’s condemnation of the mob invasion of the US Capitol.

She said: “Just weeks ago, Labour called on the Conservatives to suspend Andrew RT Davies and remove him as a candidate over his disgraceful and dangerous comments equating peaceful democratic debate in the UK with deadly violence at the US Capitol.

“The Conservative Party failed to act and he has refused to apologise.

“It is a disgrace that the Welsh Conservatives have just appointed him leader and their candidate for First Minister of Wales.

“The people of Wales deserve so much better than this Donald Trump tribute act.”

And Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said: “After a car crash the backseat driver returns to put Wales in reverse.

“Once rejected by his own Senedd team, he will now embark on his pet project of stripping our Senedd of powers and setting Welsh democracy back decades.”

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