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‘Mandate’ call to support Liz Truss by Welsh Tory leader Andrew R T Davies

14 Oct 2022 3 minute read
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies. Picture by Matthew Horwood.

Welsh Conservatives Leader Andrew R T Davies has called on fellow Tories to work with the Prime Minister following a major U-turn and the sacking of Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor.

Prime Minister Liz Truss vowed to see through her low-tax agenda as she announced a major U-turn after sacking Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor.

The Prime Minister said her mission remains the pursuit of a “low-tax, high-wage, high-growth economy” but accepted parts of the mini-budget last month went “further and faster” than markets had expected.

Admitting she had to change course, she reversed a key policy to scrap the planned rise in corporation tax from 19% to 25%.

Speaking at a hastily-arranged Downing Street press conference, she said: “It is clear that parts of our mini-budget went further and faster than markets were expecting so the way we are delivering our mission right now has to change.”

In a Tweet posted following the Prime Minister’s press conference today, 14 October, Andrew R T Davies said: “The PM secured a mandate from the membership to deliver on the Conservative manifesto that people endorsed at the General Election. 

“The full focus of colleagues needs to be on working with the PM to deliver for people across the country in these challenging times.”

Tory Leader Andrew R T Davies Tweeted a call to support Liz Truss.

‘Regain confidence’

The Welsh Tory leader had earlier spoken to Times Radio, implying there should be a general election if the PM cannot “regain confidence” in her leadership, and that it was important for her to “turn this situation around”.

Mr Davies had said: “It’s important now that we reflect on where we’re at, the Prime Minister seeks to regain that confidence.

“If she can’t regain that confidence, it would be right that people have their chance to have their say on this matter”.

When asked if he was saying that there would need to be a general election if she failed, he responded: “I think it would be very difficult to command public confidence in the situation where you change the leader again, in an internal party discussion.

“I think what’s really important is that Liz Truss turns this situation around.

“She has a mandate from the leadership election, we have a manifesto from 2019, we have a solid platform to build on, albeit the last five weeks have been very difficult indeed, with some self-inflicted mistakes.

“Now we need to turn that situation back round and get on with the job to the people have purchasing power to deliver for them.”

Resign call

The First Minister and the Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for a general election, while Plaid Cymru has called for the PM to resign.


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Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

So the electorate and the Tory party members agreement or Mandate, was to engage in U Bend political policy. that would flush every normal persons aspirations into the sewer, thus having a trickle down effect, like untreated sewage would on a healthy river. Ah! I see, Scum rises to the surface.

Valerie Matthews
Valerie Matthews
1 month ago

Can I suggest this Tory, true blue, gentleman proffer his resignation before the Electorate chuck him out? He then could retain what little credibility he might have left!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Him and the rest of the U bend coalition.

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

This man is as deluded as his London leader. When he says, she has a mandate to deliver on the manifesto, but Tory MP’s in the commons are saying it is not the manifesto they were elected to deliver, hence the sacking of the chancellor. Does he know what he is talking about, as usual he is just spouting cac.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
1 month ago
Reply to  Gareth

She has just about done a 180 degree turn on the entire 2019 manifesto. Since conning Tory members has performed a 180 degree turn on what she espoused in her leadership campaign. As PM she has done so many U-turns that she resembles a corkscrew.

I once credited Arty Farty with a modicum of intelligence. He now reveals a complete idiocy to match his complete lack of integrity. Retire again, Andrew, you know it makes sense.

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

I am convinced R T Davies just says things in an attempt to be seen as being relevant. His opinion is never sought either here or in England, he just makes ridiculous statements every so often.

Arwyn
Arwyn
1 month ago

Tories have a serious problem with the word “mandate”. Here’s some pointers … winning an internal party election is not a mandate from the electorate. Not gaining a majority of MP’s in Wales in the history of UK democracy is not a mandate to impose Tory policy on Wales.

You’d think a degree of humility and cooperation would be the order of the day. “Born to rule” is not a good attitude Tory boys and girls.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago

“And today I am supporting……….”

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

Don’t embarrass yourself RTD. Supporting Truss is like backing a lame horse in the Grand National.

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Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

ARTD is the moral voice of our nation – speaking up for down trodden and voiceless of our communities……,opps ! I forgot to take my pills 💊 tonight 😳

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago

Truss did not “secure a mandate” to deliver her manifesto AT ALL! It differs from Bozo’s manifesto significantly. And whilst Bozo’s manifesto was awful too, the voters counted for it and him. HE had a mandate. Truss’s manifesto was voted for by 23000 elderly Tories ONLY. She has no mandate whatsoever. General Election or shut up.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

I haven’t read the 2019 Tory manifesto and it seems neither has RT. What Truss is doing now amounts to a dumping of that document and she has referred to the previous government (Johnsons’). She has no mandate and no business continuing.

George Thomas
George Thomas
1 month ago

The Tory party won a massive majority based on a manifesto of “let’s stop talking about Brexit, let’s stop Jeremy Corbyn, let’s try to correct financial mistakes of past 10 years and …. we’ll fill in the rest later.” If Corbyn’s second manifesto was too much to be taken seriously, Tories was too little and should have been treated dangerously – giving a political party free reign without them having to make many commitments. Brexit fatigue and (some true, many made up) worries about Corbyn was enough to achieve massive electoral win. But really it’s political mistakes over now 12… Read more »

Ihumphrys
Ihumphrys
1 month ago

Cymru’s very own Sancho Panza?

Last edited 1 month ago by Ihumphrys

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