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MONMOUTH CONSERVATIVES FIRE GENERAL ELECTION STARTING GUN WITH CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

WELSH Conservatives have officially launched their campaign to try to retain the Monmouth constituency at next month’s general election.

Parliamentary candidate David Davies was joined by members and activists on Saturday at Croesyceiliog Cricket and Rugby Club. The 46 year-old father-of-three aims to be re-elected for a fourth successive time, using the recent council election results as a springboard for further gains.

While the constituency boundaries for Westminster are slightly different, including 10,000 voters living in Torfaen, Mr Davies is hoping to capitalise on the rise in local support after the Conservatives won outright control of Monmouthshire County Council.

“The first duty of an MP is to be a champion for the constituency and this has always been a priority for me,” said Mr Davies, who was first elected to Parliament in 2005.

“I have held regular advice surgeries, taken up hundreds of cases for individuals and been active on many local campaigns, such as cutting Severn Bridge tolls.

“The key battleground for this general election is going to be Brexit. We are about to begin a complex series of talks with EU officials in Brussels. The decision for the British people is whether they want these negotiations to be led by Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn.”

Mr Davies said getting the right Brexit deal for the UK was “vitally important” but there were other issues facing the country, such as controlling immigration, maintaining an adequate defence system, continuing to reduce government borrowing and keeping down taxes.

“The Labour-run Welsh Government is responsible for schools and hospitals in Wales but the Conservative government in England has already shown how to lower waiting lists and increase the number of students getting good grades at GCSE and A-Level,” he added.

“June 8 will be a political milestone and every single vote in every seat will help give Theresa May the mandate she needs to negotiate from a strong position with the rest of the EU, delivering a historic new deal for the United Kingdom.”

MP WELCOMES DROP IN LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

David Davies MP has said the fall in the local unemployment rate is evidence that the economic recovery is “moving in the right direction”.

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show the number of people aged 16-64 in the Monmouth constituency who were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in September was 792, down by 272 compared to the same period in 2013.

Unemployment in Wales now stands at 6.5% of the adult population, while the UK’s unemployment rate has reached a six-year low of 6%.

“I am very pleased with these figures which seem to suggest that the economy is gradually recovering from the financial crash of 2008,” said Mr Davies.

“The fall in youth unemployment, which is faster in Wales than elsewhere in the UK, is particularly encouraging.

“Obviously, there is still a long way to go and we need to continue to reduce government borrowing. But there are positive signs that we are certainly moving in the right direction”.

Dr Kay Swinburne MEP returned to Europe!

Many congratulations to Dr Kay Swinburne MEP (Twitter: ) on her re-election to the European Parliament – an intelligent, hard-working and influential MEP who is committed to Wales and the Conservative Party. This follows a great campaign which was well received in Monmouthshire, and we are so pleased as an Association to see Kay returned to Europe.

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Dr Kay Swinburne MEP with Monmouth Conservative Association Patron, Mr Neville Waters MBE JP

Let us also remember the hard work and commitment of our other candidates, Cllr Aled Davies, Dr Dan Boucher, and Richard Hopkin; and our dedicated team of activists.