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Welsh affairs debate

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The Tories have claimed that they would "make life better for the people of Wales".

During a Commons debate on Welsh Affairs on 25 February 2010, shadow Welsh minister David Jones said it was clear that every MP wanted to do his or her best for Wales.

"But frankly, we can't all come to the same conclusions," he said. "In the next few weeks, the people of Wales... have to make a choice.

"A choice of five years under Labour of repeating an experience of the failure that Wales and the rest of the UK has undergone - or a new optimism with a Conservative party.

"A Conservative party that is prepared to take on the challenges that this country faces and to make life better for the people of Wales."

Winding up the debate for the government, junior Wales minister Wayne David said there were "clear divisions" facing the electorate.

While the Labour party meant "sensible investment and fairness", the Conservatives were the party of "austerity", he argued.

The debate ended without a vote.

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