Local News

Craig Lawton calls for independent "gateway to our city"

Following an announcement last week that the owners of Swansea's Parc Tawe complex have submitted plans to redevelop the site, Craig Lawton, Chairman of Swansea West Conservatives, has called for space to be set aside for independent shops and businesses as part of the plans.

Swansea West Conservatives select new Chairman

Sketty based lawyer, Craig Lawton, has been selected as the new Chairman of the Swansea West Conservative Association.Mr Lawton, who studied Law at Swansea University where he also served as Chairman of both Swansea Conservative Future and South Wales West Conservative Future, takes over from outgoing Chairman Harri Lloyd Davies.

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.

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."

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.” 

Emmanuel Developments - Conservatives Campaigning against Proposed Properties

The former Emmanuel School playing fields site, situated off Derwen Fawr Road, has been earmarked for the construction of 65 new homes. This has been met with widespread opposition from residents. The Emmanuel School site has already had 29 homes built on it by Taylor Wimpey, however the majority of these remain unsold. Furthermore, with Derwen Fawr Road becoming a bottle-neck at this location the flow of traffic is already disrupted.

Putting the Breaks on Speeding

At present the only measures in place are a number of electronic signs to signal the speed that motorists are travelling at. This alone has had little affect in slowing motorists down; in fact they often have the opposite outcome as individuals attempt to see how fast they can travel.

School Parking Chaos

Road safety is an issue that should not be taken for granted, especially around schools. However, throughout Sketty we are still seeing signs that traffic needs to be managed in a better way.