The Conservative Party will hold its UK spring conference in Newport, during the run-up to May's Senedd election.looks like a clever plan, though won that could easily bacfire
Whilst seeing maximum coverage in both the Welsh (for what it is) and UK media, it could easily be interpreted as the Westminster Party its agenda on Wales and a "Welsh" election hijacked and dictated from Westminster.
I suspect although the plan would be to push the Tory candidates for the Senedd as much as possible. Westminster Tory ministers will be unwilling to take a backseat as the Yokels appear o the Television Screens.
Suggestion that the an YES CYMRU rally should be held in Newport at the same time perhaps with a Chartism theme commemorating the 1839 march on Newport where some were calling for a Welsh Republic, probably would not be allowed by the authorities.
The Tory conference will probably be a success and boost their Senedd campaign.
Unless of course we can portray it as what it is Westminster interference inWelsh Democracy.