In launching a campaign for a metro mayor, a local businessman (and Labour activist) has said aloud what many Welsh Conservatives seem to think privately.
Each was first elected at the 2019 election, and each has a majority in their current constituency of under 2,500.
Local initiatives should not be blocked by the Labour Government. The Levelling Up Fund and Shared Prosperity Fund are very welcome.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
A new economic zone should have its own planning and development policies – with the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse.
Had Ann Barnes not wisely decided to resign, we could have voted her out of office – an option not available in the days of patronage.
In two decades, Wales has become one of the most centralised states in Europe.