I was delighted that the First Minister of Wales Carywn Jones confirmed extra support for the County Council to help with the clean-up of Holyhead Marina and to boost tourism on the Island following the devastation caused by Storm Emma.
I have lobbied Welsh Government Ministers to achieve this and will continue to work with them and others to promote the port community and Anglesey. My recent Anglesey Day event in Parliament was evidence of bringing everyone together and promoting the Island destination far and wide. I trust the County Council will offer appropriate help and support to associated businesses affected.
I am also pleased the First Minister officially opened the Menai Science Park confirming Welsh Government’s investment in Research and Development jobs on Anglesey.
I recently had the honour of awarding Records of Achievement at end of year events at our secondary schools. Our young people need the best start as many are now entering the work place or going on to further and higher education.
In Parliament I participated in the joint Welsh-BEIS Committee inquiry into the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. It is time the UK Government made its decision on this exciting new pathfinder project. If successful then the potential for lagoons in North Wales becomes closer. Our marine energy potential is first-rate and will produce quality jobs and energy is an important driver to the local, Welsh and UK economy.
I also honoured the pledge I made 6 years ago to support Leveson 2 to support the victims of phone hacking. Sadly the Tory Government did a U-turn and let the media off the hook. It is shameful the UK Government did another deal with the DUP to win this vote.
I enjoyed the excellent May Bank Holiday weather and walked the coastal path and visited our excellent beaches where I met locals and visitors alike.