David Jones, Welsh secretary, on Wales Tory leadership


The Welsh secretary has denied that confusion surrounds the role of the leader of the Welsh Conservative Party in Wales.

David Jones was recently appointed to the top Wales Office job, succeeding Cheryl Gillan.

But earlier this week Prime Minister David Cameron supported a call by the Tory leader in the National Assembly, Andrew RT Davies, that he should become known as the leader of the Welsh Conservative Party.

Speaking at the Tory conference in Birmingham on Tuesday, Mr Jones said the holder of the role would be chosen by the party in Wales and in the UK.

In the meantime, he said, it was clear that Mr Davies was the leader of the Conservative group in the assembly, and that in parliament he was "clearly the secretary of state for Wales".

Mr Jones spoke to BBC Wales parliamentary correspondent David Cornock.

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