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Assembly Elections – 5 May 2016 ?>

Assembly Elections – 5 May 2016

On 5th May, we have important elections in Wales, when we will be electing the Assembly Members (AMs) to represent us in the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Our Labour candidate for the Llanelli Constituency is Lee Waters. Please vote for Lee to have a fresh voice for the Llanelli constituency. I know that Lee, who was brought up in the area, will fight to get the best for everyone across the whole constituency– for more about Lee, see…

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Together for Wales – Welsh Labour’s manifesto ?>

Together for Wales – Welsh Labour’s manifesto

Welsh Labour is ambitious for Wales, because we believe that our nation has a great future. So while the Tories promise yet more cuts from Westminster, Welsh Labour will stand up and deliver for communities across Wales. Now, more than ever, we need a strong Government in Wales, to stand up for our steel industry, to fight for good jobs and to continue to improve our health and education services. By voting for Labour in the Welsh Assembly elections on…

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Update on steel ?>

Update on steel

This week in Parliament Nia Griffith MP and MPs from steel communities across the UK have been quizzing government ministers and urging them to do more to secure the future of the UK steel industry, following the news on Monday that Tata steel is looking to sell off operations at all its UK sites within a 16 week timescale. Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, explained: “We are hearing warm words from Business Secretary Sajid Javid…

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Improving train services at Kidwelly ?>

Improving train services at Kidwelly

Together with Town Cllr Phil Thompson, County Councillor Ryan Thomas and Labour‘s Assembly candidate Lee Waters, Nia Griffith MP met representatives of Arriva Trains Wales to discuss improvements to the train services at Kidwelly. Nia explained, “First we looked at the platforms on the station, and we have obtained assurances from Arriva that work to raise the platform is to be a priority: this work is necessary in order for disabled passengers to be able to use a ramp to…

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Supporting the Mayor’s charity event ?>

Supporting the Mayor’s charity event

Along with Llanelli Town and Rural Councillors, members of Rotary and other guests, Nia Griffith MP enjoyed a rather different charity dinner from the usual at the Selwyn Samuel Centre. The evening was made special by the fact that the guests were entertained during the meal by beautiful singing by Angharad Elise, music by Andrew Murray and singing from the Blue Bees  – that is when they were not busy waiting at the tables. Cllr Chris Reed, Deputy Mayor and…

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Nia to meet Sajid Javid about Tata on Monday ?>

Nia to meet Sajid Javid about Tata on Monday

Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, will be meeting Sajid Javid on Monday over the future of the steel industry. Together with other MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Steel Group, she will be quizzing Sajid Javid on his progress to date. Nia explained “Following up on our previous dialogue with Sajid Javid, we will be reiterating to him just how vital it is that he should do all it takes to secure the future of our steel…

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Encouraging healthy eating ?>

Encouraging healthy eating

Back to school this week so no more fun with the Children’s Food Trust who have been cooking with local children at Tesco’s in Trostre during the Easter holidays. The activity is part of the Tesco Eat Happy Project which aims to foster cooking skills, encourage the use of fresh produce and develop thoughtful and healthy eating habits. When Nia Griffith MP the store to see what was happening, she said, “When I called in, the children were learning to…

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visited Port Talbot yesterday ?>

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visited Port Talbot yesterday

Save our Steel Giving an update on actions in response to the TATA Steel announcement, Nia Griffith MP said, “The announcement by Tata Steel is extremely worrying for all our steelworkers and their families and the many others in our communities whose jobs are dependent on keeping the steelworks open. It is now vital that the UK Government should act immediately to offer all the help necessary, together with the right conditions to attract a suitable buyer. So, as steel…

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Jeremy Corbyn MP visits Llanelli ?>

Jeremy Corbyn MP visits Llanelli

It was a real privilege for us to have Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visiting Trostre steelworks in Llanelli and then speaking at our sell-out fundraising dinner in Burry Port. He gave a great speech, inspiring us with his vision and reminding us why it is so vital that we get Labour candidates elected at all levels, so we can make a difference to people’s lives. After his speech, he was very generous with his time, making time to have…

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