Conservative Politician Arrested on New Year’s day: Party issues suspension

Nick Ramsay has been arrested and suspended from the party.

A Welsh Conservative politician has been suspended from his party after he was arrested by police.

It is understood Assembly Member Nick Ramsay was arrested on Wednesday evening at his home in Raglan, Usk, Monmouthshire.

On Thursday, the Welsh Conservative Party confirmed the shadow finance minister has been suspended – both from the Welsh Conservative Group at the National Assembly for Wales as well as from the Conservative Party.

A spokesman said: “Nick Ramsay has been suspended from the Welsh Conservative Group in the National Assembly for Wales following an incident which took place yesterday.

“The suspension will be reviewed following consideration of the matter by external agencies.

“We will not be making any further comments at this time.”

The Conservative Party and Gwent Police was approached for comment.

The 44-year-old, who was elected to his Monmouth seat in 2007, is the shadow finance minister and chairs the Public Accounts Committee.

 

 

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.

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