Saturday, March 31, 2007
SIR - Although I am a Conservative I cannot share Nick Bourne's enthusiasm for devolution.
Mr Bourne and his gang in the Assembly may have embraced devolution but most party members here in South East Wales have not.
It is pleasing that the party has put forward policies on the health service and education, although these can easily be delivered by a Conservative government at Westminster.
I do not agree with the policy on proportional representation. This is a sop to the Liberal Democrats and one that does not find favour with Conservative councillors. Many of us in the party still hope the party leadership will see sense and allow us the opportunity to have a referendum on the future of the Assembly with the option for its abolition.
Cllr DAVID FOUWEATHER
Conservative member of Newport City Council, Allt-Yr-Yn Road, Newport
Will Nick Bourne spend the Assembly election campaign looking over his shoulder fear of being stabbed in the back by his own activists?