I again gave my party’s annual gathering a miss and concentrated on local and community matters. I do understand however the importance for delegates to get together and for messages on policy to be conveyed to a wider audience.Read More
Brexit, Beef and Bad animal behaviour was the agenda set by the FUW at an Island beef farm on Friday
YNYS MON MP Albert Owen was put under the cosh; as local farmers discussed the present issues that faced the agricultural industry.Read More
Albert Owen MP dresses in pink to support Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser wear it pinkwear it pink helps Breast Cancer Now fund vital breast cancer research and supportRead More
Showtime – our future generations
It is always a pleasure to meet so many groups, individuals and agencies at the Anglesey County Show. The big treat for me this year was to meet so many young people. At the Labour marquee, young volunteers engaged with the public on the big issues - Health, Environment, Education, Housing, Jobs, Brexit, Votes at 16 and Independence for Wales.Read More
Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister at a critical time in our history. He is not the first former Eton-educated, Bullingdon Club MP elected to parliament in 2001.
Along with David Cameron, Mr Johnson has had a steely determination to get to the ‘Top Job’. Neither are known for their consistency or reserved nature. On Brexit both advocated the need to remain in the EU Single Market and Customs Union. Indeed, as London Mayor, Mr Johnson said the Single Market was essential and in 2012 he called for a referendum on staying in a reformed EU. However, an opportunist to the core, Boris Johnson wrote two letters; one advocating support for Leave and one on the merits of Remain. He supported Leave to oppose David Cameron.Read More
By far the most correspondence I receive is on animal welfare matters. This has increased ten-fold in the last decade as campaigns have raised awareness about animal cruelty and abuse across our communities and the globe. This week I attended the World Dog Alliance event in Parliament with TV / Media presenter Anthea Turner. The campaign ‘I am not Food’ calls on the UK Government to outlaw the consumption of dog meat in the UK and to show leadership in animal welfare by sending a message that this horrific practice should be banned all over the World. Our furry friends are much loved companions.Read More
‘Idealism of youth should be treasured and respected’ were the wise words of our witness to our Business & Energy Select Committee this week. The subject was Clean Growth Strategy – Net Zero. The witness was the respected broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough. Few people can be credited with putting the issue of the fragility of our planet and the destruction by humans on top of our agenda today than Sir David.Read More
Pleasure to join ex-seafarers from across Anglesey, north Wales and Liverpool/Merseyside who had sailed in the Blue Funnel Line known as the ‘Welsh Navy’.Read More
Proud to get on board with the campaign to diagnose cancer last week, as Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness roadshow made a special stop at Parliament.Read More
I recently met with Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss their new report on the financial impact of cancer entitled ‘Cancer - A Costly Diagnosis?’
The report focused on people’s individual experiences of the financial impact of cancer and highlights three particular policy areas; the implementation of Universal Credit, the support banks and building societies give people living with cancer and the cost of travel insurance.Read More
As part of a busy constituency Friday, I popped into the Portrait and Prosecco photographic exhibition at the Mencap Môn Hub in Llangefni. I was hugely impressed by the enthusiasm of the attendees of the event and the content of the exhibition. The Mencap Môn Hub is an excellent venue which the whole community can be proud of and where friendships flourish.Read More
Congratulations to all involved in last Friday’s Dementia Friendly Holyhead event at the Gwelfor Community Centre. Veronica and the team managed to raise an impressive £126.11 selling their delicious cupcakes.
Also great to visit the Men’s Shed Group Project and attend the defibrillator training session held by Andrew Blankely.
This week we welcome our friends from Islands across the world to Anglesey as we host the Inter-Island Games Football 2019 tournament. We kick of with our women’s and men’s teams taking on the Western Isles. A big thanks to all the organisers and the sponsors Huws Gray.
Come along and support this friendship games and see Ynys Môn come together as one team playing fellow Islanders. This follows the recent successful Gymnastics Island Games tournament and is a prequel to our bid for the full Inter-Island Games 2025 bid.Read More