Cancer Research, New Build and Visits to Parliament
I started the week by visiting the new Cancer Research superstore at the Penrhos Retail Park ahead of its opening. This is the first Cancer Research superstore in Wales and an excellent showcase for a remarkable organisation.
I also met local cancer survivors and ambassadors at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons and joined the Shoulder to Shoulder campaign to press for additional funding in our NHS to further improve cancer treatment in the UK.
I welcomed the announcement by the Business and Energy Secretary regarding the nuclear new build, Wylfa Newydd, which will progress to the next stage. In the House of Commons chamber I raised the issue of skills training to ensure the Island and region benefits from quality jobs which is key. In addition to this investment – the largest in Wales – this is also about securing long-term, low-carbon energy for the future. I will work with others, as I have from the inception of this project to reach its full potential and provide long-term career opportunities for the future. We need a balance of renewables, new nuclear and energy efficiency to meet our climate change targets.
A great part of my role as Island MP is to meet local constituents who visit London and Parliament. This week I met groups and individuals from Anglesey and hosted a tour before they watched proceedings in the House of Commons. It has been vital for me since day one, as I have stressed the importance of a peoples’ parliament and meeting people is a great experience. In the constituency I met with elected representatives, community groups, individuals, held surgeries and visited local clubs.