The summer parliamentary recess is a great opportunity to get out and about around the island to meet individuals, community groups, visit local businesses, and attend events. It also allows me to hold advice surgeries; and in the last two weeks I have done so in Amlwch, Benllech, Beaumaris, and Menai Bridge. I also met up with the First Minister Carwyn Jones when he came to Wylfa to discuss this important project; the biggest investment project in Wales.
I pay tribute to all the organisers and volunteers who run the numerous fetes; shows and carnivals. These events right across the island enrich our communities. I am also looking forward to the Anglesey Show – the premier County Show. It’s great to meet so many people at these events, they are social hubs.
I love August as I get to walk on the coastal path and even get my bike out for short rides; encouraged by the fantastic Geraint Thomas who raised Welsh pride as he led the field and won the premier cycle race in France. August is also my birthday and I try and some down time and a family break – work and life balance is important, particularly after the last parliamentary sessions dominated by Brexit.
Brexit has and continues to divide our communities and country. Those who voted Leave or Remain tell me they want this mess sorted. There is a debate on how to do this; a meaningful vote in Parliament; A peoples vote but certainly not a cliff edge. Over recess I will be listening to your views on what you think – let me know – enjoy August.