A Week in Westminster

The Combination of Extreme & Cold Weather

By Albert Owen MP/AS

March 2018

Storm Emma left a trail of devastation across Anglesey with many services disrupted, including water supply.

The extreme winds and swells caused havoc at Holyhead port with the destruction of the marina and damage to the promenade. Commercial vessels and pleasure boats were destroyed.

The damage impacted on the environment and the marine community and beyond, with many associated businesses affected.

I met with Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths, the County Council, Port Authority and agencies involved and will work with them and the local community to help those who have been impacted and the future economy.

In Parliament I spoke in the Energy Price Cap Debate, as one who has long campaigned for intervention to help energy customers who are being ripped off.

I met with Scottish Power on regional and local issues and attended events, including raising awareness on brain tumours. I also attended the animal welfare lobby to eradicate the use of electric shock collars, these have been banned in Wales and there is no place for them on dogs and animals in the rest of the UK.

In the constituency I held meetings and advice surgeries in Llangefni and Holyhead, I was also present at a public meeting in Beaumaris as I oppose the closure of its school and too part in charity events including the World Record Hi-Viz vest challenge in Amlwch. In addition, I met with striking lecturers in Bangor to offer my support over their dispute on pension cuts.

Downtime was walking on the wet coastal path but also watching 6 nations rugby.

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