Brecon and Radnor MP Chris Davies has hit back at Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Jane Dodds after she accused him of "letting his constituents down" earlier this week.

Ms Dodds took a pot-shot at Davies as she announced her intention to stand for the Brecon and Radnor seat at the next election, saying "Brecon and Radnorshire is being let down by our existing Conservative MP".

But in a cheeky response this week the Conservative MP said he was "looking forward" to meeting his rival, having never seen her in the constituency, and expressed his disappointment that the Lib Dems "could not find a local candidate to represent them."

"I look forward to meeting Ms Dodds as I don’t think we have ever met and I have certainly never seen her in Brecon and Radnorshire," he said.

"I am disappointed that the Liberal Democrats could not find a local candidate to represent them at the next General Election. I would have expected them to select a candidate who understands the issues affecting the daily lives of the residents of Brecon and Radnorshire and I hope Ms Dodds will fight a much cleaner election than her predecessor," he added.

Davies defeated Lib-Dem rival James Gibson-Watt by a majority of 8,038 in the 2017 election.

He was first elected as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire in 2015 having previously served as member for the Glasbury ward on Powys County Council.