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Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies returns to Senedd after ‘complete break from work’

06 Dec 2021 2 minutes Read
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies gives the thumbs up. Picture by Andrew RT Davies / Twitter

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has returned to frontline work at the Senedd today.

He had announced in October that he was taking a “complete break from work” on “doctor’s orders”.

He said at the time that he had been fighting the flu as well as coronavirus over the past fortnight, which has “knocked me for six and has had an impact on my mental well-being”.

He said today that it was “great to be back to the day job!”

“A busy first day back on the cards with a Senedd Standards Committee meeting this morning, then an interview with Bloomberg, then off to the Bay for a strategy meeting and finally back home for a full meeting of the Vale Council this evening,” he said.

Former Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies had taken over his duties while he was away.

In a statement in October, Andrew RT Davies had said: “As some of you are aware, over the past fortnight I’ve been fighting a dose of the flu and subsequently coronavirus.

“I’m starting to recover but I will admit it’s knocked me for six and has had an impact on my mental well-being.

“Like many men, I’ve always believed I had a shield of invincibility, and like many who have struggled, I’ve contemplated whether I should make this public.”

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