CLEVERLY TOGETHER: James Cleverly MP, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, is pictured at the Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen where he was the guest of honour at a joint Conservative Association St David's Day Gala Dinner.

He is pictured with Simon Hart MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire and Havard Hughes, parliamentary candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.

"We had a wonderful dinner after which James was presented with a hamper from the Welsh Cottage Cakes company near Llandeilo," said Mr Hart. "James made a very positive speech which came at a difficult time in politics and which left us all in good heart."