The election of this relatively unobtrusive man has the potential to change the landscape of Welsh politics.
Though his departure is under a cloud of suspicion, Andrew RT Davies has always been one of a few politicians who told it as he saw it.
Welsh Labour and Plaid exceeded expectations in the election - will the Conservatives ever be able to catch up?
For the Welsh Tories, this election has become an internal battle.
Is Wales about to be shaken by a Conservative earthquake?