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Could Nick Bourne’s bathroom help trigger his downfall as Conservative Welsh leader?

Nick Bourne, leader of the Conservative Welsh Assembly Group, is facing moves to oust him following revelations about what he has been claiming on expenses.

Wales on Sunday has the story:

Nick Bourne was under mounting pressure to resign last night after it emerged he used taxpayers’ cash to buy a £229 iPod.

A fellow AM even refused to rule himself out of the running to be his successor if Mr Bourne, an AM for Mid and West Wales, does decide to go.

His latest expenses claims show he bought an iPod music player – claiming it was to help him learn Welsh – a £119.99 trouser press, plus £5,003.46 worth of “essential work” on his bathroom.

At least seven senior Tories are understood to want a change of leader. One political pundit said he could be gone by Christmas.

You can read the full story here.

Hat tip: Peter Black.

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