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General election on June 8th

I welcome the news that there will be a general election on June 8th. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as MP for Llanelli since 2005 and I plan on standing again on my record of delivering for local people across the constituency. Here in Wales we know the difference that a Labour Government makes – investment in public services, more and better jobs, and support for local businesses. Over the next few weeks, Welsh Labour…

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Medals for service personnel

    On my recent visit to British Forces in Cyprus, I saw for myself the courage, skill and dedication of the crews involved in fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part of Operation Shader. These servicemen and women work night and day to defeat Daesh, and in doing so they protect British citizens from the deadly threat posed by Daesh terrorists. And yet they do not currently qualify for a specific service medal. It is clear that these…

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Goods Shed Consultation

You’re invited! All welcome! Llanelli Railway Goods Shed – information evening – Thursday 6th April in the Lliedi Suite, Selwyn Samuel Centre Please join us tomorrow to see the latest plans for the Railway Goods Shed in Marsh Street – we are making good progress towards putting in the final bids for lottery and other funding to renovate this building for a range of uses – community projects, business start- ups, training and arts activities. We have now obtained planning…

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Together for Carmarthenshire

Pleased to say we have people from all walks of life  in our team of Labour candidates for Carmarthenshire, candidates from industry, private business and public services, all sharing a vision of a better Carmarthenshire, ready to listen to residents’ concerns and provide the best possible value for taxpayers’ money.

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Meeting reservists in Prestatyn

Many thanks to Lt Col Mike Lewin, 102 Battalion REME and all at 119 Recovery Company at Prestatyn for a very interesting and informative visit which gave me a real insight into the highly skilled work you do, and great to hear about your innovative scheme with job seekers. Thanks, too, to my friend and colleague Ann Jones AM for alerting me to the impact that losing the army reservist base at Prestatyn would have on the local area. But…

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Calls for more information on Parc Howard

Nia Griffith MP is calling for more information about the County Council’s plans for Parc Howard and a chance for the public to have their say. The MP explained: “I would like to thank the Leader of the Council for his reply to my request for a public meeting about the future of Parc Howard and his commitment to hold such a meeting when the council’s application for a car-park has been lodged with the planning department. But I have…

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Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

We were very lucky with the weather last week when I attended the very fitting service for the unveiling of the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial by HM the Queen. This Memorial is in Victoria Embankment Gardens, and commemorates the contribution of both Armed Forces personnel and civilians who served in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan during the 25 years from 1990 to 2015. It honours all those who served whether in a military or civilian role, including areas such as…

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Full Steam Ahead

Many thanks to Dan Snaith and his Keep Wales Tidy volunteers and helpers from Lletty House who recently joined in with the Friends  of Llanelli Train Station to clean up the corner plot on the west side of the station gates.  It was great to do something practical to help; when I started the Friends of Llanelli Train Station group I knew it would take time to get everything in place to make a real difference but at last we are…

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Visiting British forces in Cyprus

I have just had the privilege of visiting British forces based in Cyprus. I would like to thank everyone who facilitated my action-packed visit which was very informative. It was humbling and inspiring to see the dedicated teamwork going on day and night at Akrotiri to service and refuel jets for their relentless sorties to the Middle East, currently for example providing very necessary reconnaissance and strike support for the Iraqi army as they seek to liberate Mosul from Daesh,…

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Visiting Llanelli crematorium

I recently had the opportunity to visit Llanelli crematorium to see the improvements that have been made in recent months and to discuss a number of key issues. I was particularly interested in visiting Llanelli Crematorium after my colleague Carolyn Harris MP had highlighted the plight of families who had lost a child then struggling with funeral costs, and I am supporting her in her campaign for the Government to provide financial assistance for councils to cover children’s funeral costs. I was…

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