Left to right: A Brexit sandwich:  Prime Minister Theresa May, Andrew R T Davies (former Welsh Conservative Leader in the Welsh Assembly) and Alun Cairns the Secretary of State for Wales who is Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan . Westminster sources say it’s unlikely that the pro-EU and anti-Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May would not have been aware the plot being discussed by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns to oust pro-Brexit AM Andrew R T Davies as the party’s leader in the Welsh Assembly

It’s emerged that the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns was the author of a text – accidentally copied to former Conservative Leader in the Welsh Assembly Andrew R T Davies – which first revealed the existence of a plot to oust Davies.

The confidential text was intended to be received by  “other senior Welsh Conservatives in Westminster” – but was accidentally copied to Mr Davies himself in a highly embarrassing “fat-finger” episode 14 months ago.

Andrew R T Davies inspecting the emergency repairs to Albert Primary School in Penarth in October 2013 with school governors Heather Brown (left) and Peter Andrews. The former Conservative Leader has always taken a close interest in Penarth issues.

The Pro-Brexit AM for South Wales Central (which includes Penarth)  Andrew R T Davies resigned as Conservative Leader in the Assembly with immediate effect earlier this month  following a meeting of the Conservative Group in the Assembly at which he had demanded that plotting Assembly Members of his own party level with him .

Today a Tory  spokesman said that Alun Cairns  – who is the Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan and , as Secretary of State for Wales, is a loyal serving member of the Theresa May’s Cabinet –   had a “productive working relationship” with Andrew R T Davies.

The rogue text was inadvertently dispatched to Mr Davies 14 months ago – giving him advance notice that Cairns and other elements in Theresa May’s pro-EU anti-Brexit government were actually trying to get rid of him.

It is claimed that anti-Brexit Tory MPs were furious that Andrew R T Davies had welcomed former Tory MP turned UKIP MP and now Assembly Member, Mark Reckless, into the Conservative group in Cardiff Bay.

The BBC quotes Cairns’s spokesman as saying that “Alun spoke with Andrew regularly, aside from any particular messages about Mark Reckless, to clear up any potential misunderstanding and the wider campaign.”

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  1. Hugh Chadderton says:

    So Alun Cairns is a poisonous little creep. Who knew?

  2. Lesley Monger says:

    They are all as bad as one another!

  3. Claire says:

    How much of their time and as a consequence tax payers money is wasted on MPs plotting against one another as oppose to actually doing their job i.e. working for their constituents!!! The whole lot need to be gotten rid of.

  4. cosmeston says:

    Exactly who would do the job then if you “got rid of the whole lot”, Claire ?? It is all very well shouting out such emotive words, but unless you want to do the job for them, you had best keep your thoughte to yourself.

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