Responding to news that thousands of Tata steelworkers have backed a deal on the future of their pensions, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives – Andrew RT Davies – said:

“This is hugely welcome news, and is the product of many months of hard work on all sides.

“If you cast your mind back a year it would have been scarcely credible to imagine such a turnaround over this period, but this is evidence of what can be achieved when people work together.

“This is by no means the end of the road, and we will be looking to TATA and to the Welsh Government to ensure that every effort remains focused on securing a vibrant and viable long-term future for Welsh steel.”

South Wales West AM, Suzy Davies, said:

“2016 was an extremely tough time for the Port Talbot area, and I’m delighted that the picture is beginning to look much more positive.

“There remains a great deal of work to be done to secure a prosperous future for Welsh steel and politicians of all parties must stand together to fight the industry’s corner.


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