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Watch: Conservative Senedd Member apologises after storming out of Senedd saying he’s ‘had enough’

16 Nov 2022 3 minute read
Gareth Davies storms out of the Senedd as Elin Jones appeals for calm

A Conservative Senedd Member has apologised after storming out of Senedd saying he “had enough”.

Vale of Clwyd Senedd Member Gareth Davies had asked a question of Health Minister Eluned Morgan but said it was an “affront to democracy” when she did not answer to his satisfaction.

He slammed his file on his desk and called on those present to “grow up” and “grow some backbone” and added that there was “constant shifting of blame all the time”.

The Llywydd responded: “I’ll ask you if you want to leave quietly now, if you want” and asked him to “apologise to the Chair before you re-enter this chamber”.

Blaenau Gwent Labour Senedd Member Alun Davies said the outburst had led to a situation where “Members are afraid to sit in this Chamber”.

The Welsh Conservatives said that Gareth Davies had later apologised.

Gareth Davies had originally asked a question about Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and asked the Health Minister to “admit that you’ve failed the people of the Vale of Clwyd?”.

Eluned Morgan had responded by questioning whether Gareth Davies was the Conservative spokesperson on health matters.

‘Shocking’

It is the second angry outburst in the Senedd in a month after the First Minister and the leader of the Welsh Conservatives clashed in emotional scenes.

On the 18th of last month, Andrew RT Davies had quoted a member of the public who had said that Wales was like a “third-world country” when it came to healthcare.

Mark Drakeford angrily defended NHS workers: “You have chosen to use that language here this afternoon. What do those people face? They face cuts to their pay because of the policy of your Government, and now they face cuts to the budgets that the health service itself will have at its disposal.

“It is shocking. It is absolutely shocking to me, but you will think that you can turn up here this afternoon with a mess that your party has made to the budgets of this country to the reputation of this country around the world.

“You think you turn up here this afternoon and claim some sort of moral high ground? What sort of world do you belong in?”


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Marc
Marc
19 days ago

‘Grow some backbone’ an interesting proposal, perhaps the Health Minister should have explained to him that a whole one is preferable

Richard
Richard
19 days ago

GD is right to raise the concerns of folk across northern Wales re Health but acting in this silly way will not help the cause I’m afraid 😳

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
19 days ago

To be fair on the pompus Tory t***basket, his question wasn’t answered and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is an affront to medical professionalism and a damning indictment of how the NHS in Cymru is in a dire state. Welsh Labour need to answer for that, they should be answering questions in Senedd, its not Westminster, the people demand answers to these questions and just because sometimes those questions are asked by reprehensible w*****s it does not mean they should be avoided or ignored. The Senedd is here to serve the people of Cymru, not Welsh Labour, not England, but us… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
19 days ago

I expect there are many people who would like to ask the Baroness a question or two…

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
19 days ago

Dear God. I’ll bet he was slating Mark Drakeford recently for getting upset but HE didn’t stomp out and for questions not answered to anyones’ satisfaction, see Tory Prime Ministers Questions. Hypocrisy EVERY TIME.

Glen
Glen
19 days ago

We need a more authoritative Llywydd, one that’s not in the pocket of this clueless Labour government like the present one is.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
19 days ago

Typical Welsh Tory. All mouth and no substance. What next? We’ll find him in the jungle with Matt Hancock spooning. Roll on the General Election when the Conservatives meet their maker. The electorate.

Last edited 19 days ago by Y Cymro
Steve Thomas
18 days ago

Hateful tories aside, she really is a useless health minister

Richard
Richard
18 days ago
Reply to  Steve Thomas

Eluned Morgan needs now to focus perhaps on the House of Lords with her mates the Kinnocks and leave health issues to those in the Senedd who have more of an interest in this vital subject.

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