Former Conservative Leader in the Welsh Assembly, Andrew R T Davies (AM for South Wales Central) now takes on the shadow environment brief in Cardiff Bay

Andrew R T Davies the Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales Central ( which includes Penarth)  has been appointed as his party’s main spokesman on environmental matters in the Assembly.

Mr Davies is taking on the role of shadow cabinet secretary for the environment in the Conservative Group in Cardiff Bay .

He had originally agreed to take the role on temporarily but has now been installed in the position on a permanent basis .

Agriculture is part of the new role for Penarth’s pro-Brexit AM Andrew R T Davies

Andrew R T Davies is a farmer by profession who was brought up on  his family’s holding at St Hilary in the Vale of Glamorgan . His new role will include responsibility for the environment, rural affairs and energy.

Mr Davies says  “I still run the family farm in St Hilary – and have two sons who want to go into the business – so I make no apologies for declaring an interest in farming and agriculture. It is an industry that is very important to me – but sadly farmers in Wales have been let down by the Welsh Government for too long.”

He added “I very much look forward to getting stuck into the new brief, standing up for Welsh farmers and holding Ministers to account.”


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  1. Lesley Monger says:

    Sort out the mud!
    That’s affecting the environment!

  2. Le Duc de Westbourne says:

    Sound fellow.

  3. graham vodden says:

    Good on you Andrew .Perhaps we can get the lack of access to St Mary’s Well Bay sorted out. All I get from this V.O.G.C is negative responses and fudge.

  4. JP says:

    We’ll judge whether he’s good at anything other than inheriting the family farm by whether the sludge is still being slung on our foreshore or not.

  5. Pauline Godfrey says:

    As Environment Secretary I would hope for some positive action against the mud being dumped off Penarth please.

  6. Johnabutt says:

    No one ever listened to him in his last role, so why would they on the environment? Get someone who actually knows what they are on about.

  7. Peter King says:

    Get off the poor chap’s back. He’s been put out to graze.

  8. Oldnic says:

    Good to see that this man’s energy and determination will still be available to the W.A.G. in an important post.

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