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Boris Johnson launches the Conservative’s Welsh Manifesto

The Conservatives have promised to boost cross-border infrastructure for Wales and England as part of their Welsh Manifesto.

They say the manifesto will show the Party’s “commitment to leveling up the whole country” and it will benefit people living “either side of the border”.

The Conservative Party says it plans to work with the Welsh Government and councils on both sides of the border to negotiate a ‘Marches Growth Deal’ that will deliver road improvements and boost local economies.

The deal will build on the £790 million that is already invested into four ‘Growth Deals’, meaning that all areas of Wales would be covered.

These four ‘Growth Deals’ include:

  • £500 million for the Cardiff City Deal
  • £115 million for the Swansea City Deal
  • £120 million for the North Wales Growth Deal
  • £55 million for the Mid Wales Growth Deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

With a Conservative majority government, we will improve connectivity and infrastructure across the whole of our country. This exciting Marches Growth Deal is part of that bold vision and will make a real difference for people on both side of the border. Labour has a rotten record in Wales and has let down people across Wales badly, from healthcare services to a lack of investment in transport networks. The Conservative party will put that right.

– BORIS JOHNSON

But Boris Johnson stresses that their priority is to “get Brexit done” first so they can move on and “Then the Welsh dragon will roar louder than ever before.”

But in order to unleash this domestic agenda and deliver our exciting plans for Wales, we need to get Brexit done, move on from the division of the past few years and get parliament working for you again. Then the Welsh dragon will roar louder than ever before.

– BORIS JOHNSON

They say creating “stronger cross-border collaboration” will provide a “major boost” for communities across Wales.

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Leader of the Welsh Conservatives said:

Thanks to the Conservatives, Wales now has growth deals covering every part of the country making it the first Growth Deal Nation in the UK. With £790 million committed to these by the UK Conservative Government so far, the projects supported by this investment have the opportunity to truly transform our nation and bring prosperity to every corner of the country.

– PAUL DAVIES, LEADER OF THE WELSH CONSERVATIVES

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