Ten years ago the people of Wales narrowly voted for devolution. Since then, with devolution in practice in Wales more people believe devolution is necessary and the National Assembly has become an established part of the political landscape.
Welsh Conservatives have accepted the result of the referendum and are committed to making devolution work Our task now is to use devolution imaginatively to make a strong Wales in a strong Britain. Successive Conservative leaders have supported greater autonomy for the Welsh Conservative Party. We now have our own Management Board, our own candidate selection committees and policies that are home grown here in Wales. Our minority Party debate this week in the Chamber was on the Welsh language.
Welsh Conservatives will continue to establish our own Welsh identity whilst remaining committed to the Union.