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Two Welsh Conservative MPs given jobs in UK Government, including the Wales Office

28 Oct 2022 2 minute read
James Davies (left) by David Woolfall (CC BY 3.0). Fay Jones MP (CC 3.0) by Richard Townshend.

Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Wales Office.

Meanwhile, Fay Jones, the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has been made an assistant government whip.

James Davies’ role was previously carried out by Monmouth MP David TC Davies who was promoted to Welsh Secretary as part of Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle on becoming Prime Minister on Tuesday.

The previous Welsh Secretary, Robert Buckland – a supporter of Liz Truss during the summer’s leadership race – resigned from the cabinet altogether.

His successor in the role, Simon Hart, who resigned from the Cabinet in July in a bid to topple former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has become Chief Whip in Rishi Sunak’s government.

James Davies had previously been a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Ministers in the Department of Health and Social Care but also resigned at the end of Boris Johnson’s tenure.

He was elected in 2019 in the previously Labour seat with a slim majority of 1,827.

Fay Jones was previously a PPS to the Leader of the House, before resigning in July. She then became PPS to Thérèse Coffey during her short stint as Deputy Prime Minister.

She was also elected in 2019, becoming MP for Brecon and Radnorshire was a rather more solid majority of 7,131.


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Good luck to them, I hope they have a nice time because those majorities were for the last time. I have strong doubts that they will retain their seats come the next election.

If you are Cymraeg but vote Tory, you are a betrayer of your community and your country.

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

Wasn’t Hart Buckland’s predecessor rather than successor?

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Ann

Correct, but given the amount of shuffling it’s easy to confuse the batting order of the less significant ministers.

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
1 month ago

Congrats James well deserved- great to have a North Wales rep in Govt.

Vyvyan
Vyvyan
1 month ago

Tory lickspittles

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