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Deputy Speaker unveils new office in home city

Nigel Evans MP, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, returned to Swansea to officially open the new offices of the Swansea West and Gower Conservatives last Friday.

EU Funding Secured for Swansea Bay Protection

EU funding has recently been secured as part of the “Smart Coasts = Sustainable Communities” project which will be used to protect Swansea Bay and comply with new EU legislation.

Conservatives buck the trend in Swansea

Craig Lawton, one of the Welsh Conservative candidates for Sketty in the recent elections, has paid tribute to the hard work put in by his colleagues across Swansea. In many parts of Wales the Conservatives vote fell and the party lost councillors, however Swansea has bucked the trend seeing four councillors returned once more, the same number as four years ago.

Former City Tory Chief welcomes new Administration

The former Leader of Swansea's Conservative Councillors, René Kinzett, has added his voice to the reactions across the City to the news that the balance of power at Civic Centre has shifted so dramatically. Last Thursday's elections saw the ruling coalition made up of LibDems, Independents and Plaid Cymru lose seats across Swansea - including strongholds in Uplands, Landore and Cockett. Cabinet Members including the former Deputy Leader and the Housing Cabinet Member, Peter May, as well as the Finance chief Stuart Rice all fell on election night.

Uplands Conservative Candidate "outrage" at mugging of pensioner

A pensioner was robbed right near her home in the Uplands this morning, sparking outrage across the ward. The 78-year old victim was pushed to the ground and had her handbag and possessions stolen in a brutal incident.The woman is said to be stable but in shock and police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.Uplands Ward Conservative candidate Tom Giffard commented "It is an absolutely abhorrent incident, and distressing that an individual has targeted our close-knit community for such an attack."

No Coalition of Losers after May 3rd

The former Leader of the Welsh Conservatives on Swansea Council, Councillor René Kinzett, has issued a challenge to the City's political parties ahead of next week's local elections.As voters go to the polls on Thursday, or are set to send back their postal ballots, Councillor Kinzett has repeated the phrase made popular in the aftermath of the 2010 General Election, that there should be no "coalition of the losers" running the Council after 3 May.

AM demands cash to spruce up Mumbles

Swansea Council should help improve the look of Mumbles, South Wales West AM Suzy Davies has said.Mrs Davies has backed traders in the seaside village who have called for a scrub and lick of paint for tired-looking parts of the seafront.The Conservative AM, who lives in Swansea, also felt the Welsh Government should shout about Swansea Bay from the rooftops.

Heavy-handed Council shoot themselves in the foot over bike trail

Recent actions by Swansea Council to decimate sections of the bike trails at Clyne Valley Country Park have been labelled as “heavy-handed and unnecessary” by Conservatives Craig Lawton and Dayne Powell.Mr Powell went on to say that “we are fighting for our green spaces so that they can be enjoyed by the community, not so that we can sit by and simply admire them. The excellent work carried out by the Clyne Riders should be commended, not destroyed; they have taken it upon themselves to better the area and it is a real shame that the council have not supported them in their efforts.” 

School safety a priority as Swansea Conservatives launch Sketty Contract

Suzy Davies, the Assembly Member for South Wales West, officially launched the Welsh Conservative’s “Sketty Contract” last week outside Sketty Primary School. In attendance along with the Assembly Member were Dan Boucher, Craig Lawton, Tony Lloyd, and Dayne Powell, four of the Welsh Conservative’s candidates for Sketty.Ms Davies, who is a member of the Assembly’s Children and Young People Committee, said that “The safety of our children has got to be a major priority, and that is particularly the case when they are travelling to and from school.” 

Conservative candidate outraged at “Rancid” Queen comments

Craig Lawton, the Conservative candidate for the Swansea ward of Sketty, was outraged at recent comments made by the Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Bethan Jenkins regarding Her Majesty the Queen’s planned visit to Margam Park.Ms Jenkins posted an article on the social networking website Facebook about the Queen’s visit as part of the Jubilee celebrations later this year and negatively stated that such a “pro Royal bias” was “disheartening.”