The Welsh Government will now have more of a say on Brexit following Theresa May’s failure to win a majority at last week’s Westminster General Election, according to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales.
Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb, who came within 635 votes of losing his seat to Labour candidate Emily Owen, said that the UK Government could not listen to the DUP while ignoring Wales.
“We can’t listen to the DUP about the concerns of the two main parties in Northern Ireland when it comes to Brexit, and then not listen to what is being said by the governments of Wales and Scotland,” he told Golwg magazine.
“It would be strange if any government in Westminster ignored a party that had won half the vote in Wales.
“Of course we have the SNP and Ruth Davidson, who both feel very strongly about keeping a close connection with the single market, which suggests we’ll have to listen to Scotland too.”
He said that the voters’ message to the Conservatives was clear.
“We’re not going to give you a majority over the other parties, so you have to work with them,” he said.
You can read the entire interview with Guto Bebb in this week’s Golwg magazine, £1.75.