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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Swansea West MP struggling to find his way around

The Spin Doctor column in today's Wales on Sunday reveals that the new Labour MP for Swansea West, Geraint Davies is still struggling to come to terms with his adoptive South Wales, after parachuting in from Croydon Central, where he lost his seat in 2005.

It seems that he put out a press release proposing that tolls across the Severn Bridge be reduced to £1 a car once the bridge is returned to public ownership in 2017. Unfortunately, he managed to refer to the structure as “the Seven Bridge” six times in total.

Far more worrying is why the MP wants to continue charging a £1 toll once the bridge comes back into public ownership. The consensus that is growing in Wales is that the tolls act as a barrier to trade and economic growth and should be abolished altogether. That he wants to perpetuate a token toll shows just how out of touch he is.

Maybe Geraint wants to deter any other defeated Labour MPs crossing into Wales and challenging him in his new seat.
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