‘Smear’ row over referendum vote

Cheryl Gillan (centre) with Welsh assembly Tory leader Nick Bourne and Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams

The new Conservative Welsh secretary says she and her officials will no longer travel first class on trains.

Cheryl Gillan disclosed the change as she made her first visit to Wales since taking the job in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

She met Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones, head of the Welsh Assembly Government, at his Cardiff Bay office.

Ms Gillan also met Welsh assembly Tory leader Nick Bourne and the leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, Kirsty Williams.

Ms Gillan is to tour Cardiff Bay and visit the Amelia Farm Trust in nearby Barry, which provides a centre for organisations supporting adults with learning difficulties.

After her appointment earlier this week, Ms Gillan said her first priorities would be the economy and a referendum on more legislative powers for the Welsh assembly.

The Cardiff-born Conservative MP for Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire is the first female holder of the post.

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