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‘Partygate’ being raised on the doorstep in local election campaign says Welsh Conservative leader

01 May 2022 3 minutes Read
Andrew RT Davies

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has said that ‘partygate’ is being raised on the doorstep in the local election campaign.

Speaking on Politics Wales he said that he did however want to focus on the council election, saying that it was “a local election campaign with local issues coming to the fore”.

He added that he wanted Boris Johnson to stay to lead the party into the 2024 General Election.

Wales goes to the polls on Thursday, 5th May, but Conservatives are braced for poor election results after a polling slump following the Prime Minister’s fine for breaking Covid restrictions during lockdown.

Asked what impact it was having on the Welsh Conservatives’ election campaign, Andrew RT Davies said: “Of course, it’s getting raised on the doorstep in some quarters about partygate.”

“But we’re focusing on the local agenda that our candidates – our community champions – are pushing the length and breadth of Wales and that’s what people will be voting on on May 5th,” he said.

‘Dynamic’

Presenter James Williams said that the leader of Monmouthshire County, the only one in Wales with majority Conservative control, had been among those who had strongly criticised Boris Johnson over his conduct.

But Andrew RT Davies responded: “What I’m seeing is the Prime Minister delivering on the Ukrainian crisis situation that’s taking place at the moment – identified by the President of Ukraine himself as being his staunchest ally.

“He’s making sure we step up on the cost of living problems that people are facing in their day to day lives, and putting a slate of candidates that wherever you live in Wales that can champion the Conservative cause, with record numbers standing under the Welsh Conservative banner.

“It’ll be for the electorate to decide on May 5th who they want to vote for. We’ve had an exciting and dynamic campaign to date wand we look forward to going into the home run now.

“I want to see Boris Johnson take us into the 2024 General Election, but I’ve said time and time again that the Prime Minister – and he’s committed to doing this – must come to the floor of the House of Commons and when the Sue Gray report is published, and all the evidence is out there, take the questions.

“And he has to be able to command the majority support of the parliamentary party, the majority support of the country, and importantly be able to continue to deliver on people’s priorities.”


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Gareth
Gareth
15 days ago

Only a fool would vote for a party lead by this man. Listen to what he has to say, he wants a criminal,serial liar to continue as leader of his UK party. We see, every day, Putin’s Russian poodles trot out the same utter crap. Has this man no shame, I thaught they could stoop no lower, until one of their party had to resign, due to watching porn, yes pornography while at work representing constituants. How can they even show their faces in public.Shocking.

Last edited 15 days ago by Gareth
Cofid
Cofid
14 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

The Conservative and Onanist Party. Or: Conservatives party: others work for a living. Either way they are finished

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
14 days ago

If Andrew wishes to focus on local issues ask him why his Welsh Conservatives selected a notorious tractor porn fetishist as candidate for Torfaen. You could also ask him what lies behind Boris Johnson’s long term addiction to JCBs and hi-vis leisure wear.

Cynan
Cynan
14 days ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

😂😂😂👏👏👏

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
14 days ago

A simple question for a simple man. Andre did Partygate affect anyone in Wales the reason why voters are bringing the subject up on the doorstep rather than local issues? I’ll answer for you as you’re incapable of understanding. The answer is. Yes! Boris Johnson although the defacto Prime Minister of England ill-judged actions not only had dire consequences for England but the other nations of Britain too. As his early inaction and decisions caused the deaths of tens of thousands with his initial herd immunity experiment and pig ignorance of devolution when he refused to cooperate with the devolved… Read more »

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
14 days ago

RT was parroting Johnson with the ‘peoples’ priorities’ line. Those priorities are not being left to freeze and starve in their own homes while shareholders’ profits burgeon yet further and blaming the Welsh Government for underfunding everything yet failing to mention permanent underfunding OF the Welsh Government BY the UK Government. Total Tory tripe once again from beginning to end.

Cynan
Cynan
14 days ago

Are ALL Tory goalposts fitted with wheels so they can more easily be moved?

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