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Election 2011, News, Politics

Nick Ramsay and Andrew RT Davies set to go head-to-head for Welsh Conservative leadership

Nominations for the next leader of the Welsh Conservatives are due to close later today.

The party are looking for a new chief after Nick Bourne lost his Senedd seat in the recent Assembly elections.

The race looks set to see Nick Ramsay pitted against Andrew RT Davies.

Nominees need the support of three other Tory members of the Assembly group, which consists of 14 AMs.

Two candidates are able to submit their names for the post, which comes with an allowance of more than £40,000 on top of an annual AM’s salary of £53,852.

Monmouthshire AM Nick Ramsay has declared he will stand for the role, and has handed in his nomination paperwork; fellow party member Andrew RT Davies is also believed to be standing.

Interim leader and Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has said he will not be seeking the post on a long-term basis.

Angela Burns has also said she will not stand for the position, another front runner Darren Millar has said he will support Andrew RT Davies in a bid for the leadership.

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