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 .
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.”