David Melding (Conservative AM for South Wales Central which includes Penarth) has switched his support in the Welsh Conservative Leadership election campaign and is now backing Paul Davies AM to succeed former leader Andrew R T Davies .
Originally David Melding had backed the only other candidate in the race Suzy Davies AM – thus forcing an election contest.
Now Melding is saying Paul Davies (Conservative AM for Preseli) is the best candidate to bring the party together.
Brexiteer Suzy Davies has told reporters that she “always knew” Melding was backing Paul Davies.
It now appears that her nomination was purely a ploy to ensure some sort of formal contest actually took place – thus avoiding the political embarrassment of a one-candidate “coronation”
Mr Melding is quoted as saying “Paul Davies is now clearly the best candidate who can bring the party together and ensure that MPs, AMs, councillors and activists work together to remove Labour from power. In Paul Davies, I see a future Welsh Conservative first minister with the passion and experience to lead our country.”