Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd have revealed their latest shadow cabinet appointments.
Andrew RT Davies, Welsh Conservative leader, said:
"After our best ever Welsh election result, this is a new team brimming with energy and ideas to tackle the big challenges Wales faces as we come out of the pandemic.
“The Welsh Conservatives have delivered a fresh team to the Senedd and I’m excited to see a new shadow cabinet full of talent and expertise from outside parliament enter the political fray in Wales.
“Our immediate priority will be working in the national interest to protect livelihoods and ensure our economy gets on the road to recovery and we build back better after the most difficult period we’ve seen in peacetime Britain.
“My team will do the job that families, workers and businesses in Wales want to see from us – holding Labour to account, putting forward positive policy alternatives as we build a real alternative and ensuring that, through strong opposition, we deliver better government.”
The newly elected Member of the Senedd for the Vale of Clwyd Gareth Davies has been appointed as the Shadow Minister for Social Services.
Speaking after his appointment Gareth said,
"I'm absolutely delighted to be appointed as the Shadow Minister for Social Services as I've got many transferrable skills to bring to the role, after working in the NHS and Local Government for eleven years and seeing first hand the problems facing the Social Care sector in Wales it's now more important than ever that the Welsh Government can provide a Social Care model that is reflective of modern society.”
Gareth went on to say,
"I will do all I can to hold the Welsh Government to account and fight for a Social Care system that delivers for the whole of Wales.”
The new Shadow Cabinet appointments in full are as follows:
Welsh Conservative leader – Andrew RT Davies
Chief Whip and Shadow Minister for the Constitution and North Wales – Darren Millar
Deputy Whip and Shadow Minister for Equalities – Altaf Hussain
Shadow Minister for Social Services – Gareth Davies
Shadow Minister for Climate Change – Janet Finch-Saunders
Shadow Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport – Tom Giffard
Shadow Minister for the Economy – Paul Davies
Shadow Minister for Education – Laura Jones
Shadow Minister for Finance – Peter Fox
Shadow Minister for Health – Russell George
Shadow Minister for Local Government – Sam Rowlands
Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Mid Wales – James Evans
Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and Welsh Language – Samuel Kurtz
Shadow Minister for Social Justice and Shadow Counsel General – Mark Isherwood
Shadow Minister for Social Partnership – Joel James
Shadow Minister for Transport and Technology – Natasha Asghar