Westminster

The Westminster Terror Attack

A Personal Account

By Albert Owen MP/AS, Ynys Môn

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Westminster Matters

A Week in Westminster

By Albert Owen MP

March 2017

Budgets often unravel when we see the finer details. Phillip Hammond's first Budget just didn't unravel, it imploded, and he was forced to do a massive U-Turn over his plan to alter National Insurance for the self-employed.

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Navigating Post-Brexit – Holyhead Port’s Huge Potential

Following on from Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen’s call on the Prime Minister to give assurances that free movement between Ireland and the Welsh ports, including Holyhead, continues post Brexit, Welsh Secretary of State Alun Cairns yesterday paid a visit to Holyhead Port to accompany Mr Owen on a fact finding mission.

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Holyhead High School Pupils Debate Town’s Future

Holyhead Town Hall played host to pupils from Year 7 Holyhead High School on Friday when they met with MP Albert Owen, Town Mayor Councillor Ann Kennedy and the Town Clerk, Clifford Everett to debate the future of the town.

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Ynys Môn MP meets with WASPI constituents in Parliament

This week thousands of women born in the 1950s travelled to London from all over the UK to protest outside the Houses of Parliament to protest for fair transitional State Pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s. Nationally, 2.6 million women and 3,200 on Ynys Môn are detrimentally affected due to the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).

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Ynys Môn MP welcomes breakthrough in Pension Reform Negotiations

In January 2017 the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority started a consultation on changes to final salary pension schemes across its estates, including Magnox employees in Wylfa and Trawsfynydd.

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Westminster Matters

By Albert Owen MP

Ynys Môn

March 2017

This week I was proud to open the annual St David’s Day debate on Welsh Affairs in the House of Commons. It is important that a dedicated debate focuses on the Welsh Dimension of British politics. The theme of my speech was unity and connectivity. Politics has become divided, locally, nationally and internationally. I believe that all elected politicians have a duty to bring communities and countries together.

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Bringing Gas to Gaerwen

Albert Owen MP is delighted Wales & West Utilities are now exploring the possibility of extending the gas network to Gaerwen and the surrounding area.

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Local MP Albert Owen and Jason Isaacs ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ for Marie Curie this March

Ynys Môn MP, Albert Owen and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

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MP Calls on Yorkshire Building Society to consider alternatives to closure

Albert Owen MP has called on Yorkshire Building Society to re-consider its plans to close its branch in Llangefni.

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Westminster Matters

A Week in Westminster

February 2017

As part of my ongoing campaign to get Anglesey Connected I held another Broadband hub session, this time in Tre Ysgawen Hall. I was joined by the CEO of BT Openreach, Clive Selley along with his senior team who had accepted my invitation to come to the Island to see at first-hand the issues facing communities, businesses and individuals in accessing Superfast Broadband. 

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Fairer Fuel Prices For Consumers

This morning, as a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, I listened to evidence regarding Energy Prices.

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Albert Owen MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Last week, Ynys Mon MP Albert Owen signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

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MP to respect EU Referendum Result and press for best deal for Anglesey, Wales & UK.

Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen is keeping his pledge to respect the EU referendum result and will back the triggering of Article 50.

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MP Calls on HSBC to honour its position on Holyhead Branch

Ynys Môn MP Albert Owen has called on HSBC to stand by its statement in a letter to him on 3rd February 2016 stating that Holyhead branch remains ‘an important part of our network’.

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