Extensions, Division & Gridlock

We were told by the leaders of the Leave the EU Campaign that a deal to leave and a trade agreement would be quick and easy. Those leaders are now either senior Tory Government ministers or failed ex-ministers. They are presiding over the most chaotic UK Government in living memory. The stakes are high for our communities and for our country.

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Jobs, the local economy and recognising industry in Wales

I led two extensive delegations to meet government ministers and local company representatives from REHAU. It was a cross party delegation which included the university and also specialists on the regional economy. We met both the secretary of state for BEIS (Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Greg Clark, secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns. Also present were ministers of state, MPs and officials to focus on the Anglesey and north Wales economy. On the agenda were the suspension of Wylfa Newydd and the possibility of enhancing projects identified in the north Wales growth deal and sector deals in the UK Governments industrial strategy. It was important to present a united approach from Anglesey with local and Assembly politicians and myself as the MP working with local, Welsh and UK governments. Greg Clark agreed to visit the Island and work with us to enhance the economy.

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People – Brexit & Welsh Affairs

Politics is about people and in recent weeks it has been a delight to welcome so many constituents to the Houses of Parliament. It is always good to host residents from Anglesey – Môn Mam Cymru – the Mother of Wales, to the mother of Parliaments.

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Brexit Flags

RUNNING DOWN THE BREXIT CLOCK, POLICING, BANK CLOSURES & CANCER TREATMENT

We had another series of Brexit votes to break the Parliamentary deadlock and it led to another government defeat. The Prime Minister still tells us she is carrying on with her flawed deal. Frankly she is simply running down the Brexit clock and trying to tweak her flawed deal and put this and a possible no deal with the EU before Parliament. Playing chicken with this serious issue.

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Westminster Matters - February 2019

Anglesey First ‘ Backstop and No Deal and Tolerence

At these difficult of times it is important to focus on local communities and their most important assets-local people. I started the week at the REHAU plant in Amlwch when the company explained its reason for its proposed closure. I was joined by representative of the local authority, Welsh government and the UK government and we all offered help and support to the Company and local workforce to retain operations on the Island.

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Brexit Flags

Brexit Update - Albert Owen MP

Following the historic rejection of the EU Withdrawal draft agreement (Prime Minister’s deal) in Parliament, the PM said she would listen to Parliament, reach out and come up with a plan B.

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Meaningful Vote Question

'Bleidlais Ystyrlon' / 'Meaningful Vote'

Mi fyddaf yn pleidleisio yn erbyn Cytundeb Brexit yr Undeb Ewropeaidd yn y 'bleidlais ystyrlon' heddiw gan nad ydyw o fudd i fy etholwyr na'r Wlad – rwy’n diolch i'r cannoedd o bobl a gysylltodd â mi ar y mater - rhoddaf ddatganiad llawn dros y dyddiau nesaf. Diolch

I will be voting against the EU Brexit Deal in the 'meaningful vote' today as it is not the interest of my constituents or the Country-I thank the hundreds of people who contacted me on the matter-I will give a full statement in the coming days. Diolch


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New Year’s Message – Jan 2019

There will be no prizes for guessing what will be the main political subject of 2019. Of course, it’s Brexit. I have been clear on my position. I respected the result of the 2016 referendum because it was the right thing to do. I voted for Article 50 to seek a deal that safeguard’s jobs, security and the prosperity of our Island community, Wales and the UK. In the 2017 General Election I said I would fight for a sensible Brexit with access to both the Single Market and a Customs Union.

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End of Year Report

I extend Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2019. 2018 was a very busy year. In Parliament the business has been dominated by Brexit.

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‘Ni â’u Cofiwn’

Bu i bob pentref a thref ar draws Ynys Môn, Cymru, y DU a’r Iwerddon gael eu heffeithio gan arswyd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf – rhoddodd bobl gyffredin eu gwasanaeth mewn amgylchiadau anghyffredin er ein rhyddid ni – ‘Ni â’u cofiwn hwy’.

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'We Will Remember'

Every village and town across Anglesey, Wales, the UK and Ireland were impacted by the horrors of the First World War - ordinary people in extraordinary circumstance gave their service for our freedom - 'We Will Remember Them'.


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Westminster Matters

A Political Budget, ministerial resignation, PMQs and focus on North Wales

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Promoting Wales

Westminster Matters

A Royal Visit and Promoting Wales

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Westminster Matters

The Irish Question, Electric Vehicles and the Post Office

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Centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster

10 October marked the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster. The vessel operating as a mail boat between Dún Laoghaire (then Kingstown) to Holyhead was torpedoed and sank by a German submarine U-boat 123 while on its way to Holyhead.

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