Calls to improve GP access ?>

Calls to improve GP access

After a very frank but productive meeting at which Nia Griffith MP and local councillors spelled out to the Hywel Dda Health Board the urgent need to improve GP access in Kidwelly, Nia is now working with Lee Waters AM and Gower AM Rebecca Evans AM, to take up patients’ worries about the availability of services at Pontarddulais GP surgery. This follows concerns from residents in Hendy about not being able to see a GP, and anxiety about whether the…

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MP meets Minister on cockles ?>

MP meets Minister on cockles

Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith and AM Lee Waters met Lesley Griffiths AM, Welsh Government’s Environment Secretary this week, together with political representatives from the other side of the estuary, in an attempt to further progress on the issues facing the local cockle industry. They raised on-going concerns about the lack of progress on identifying the cause of the cockle deaths, anger at sewage problems and the issue of licensing. Nia Griffith MP explained,  “It is wrong that cocklers in the…

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Let’s stamp out bullying ?>

Let’s stamp out bullying

Nia Griffith MP has congratulated Steve Sellers on his book on bullying “Lollipops and Ass-whoopings” which was launched this week at the Odeon Cinema, Llanelli. As Steve says at the beginning of the book “This book is so that history does not repeat itself.” Nia explained, “The clear message of Steve’s book is that it is not enough to have fine words and anti-bullying policies, the real challenge to all institutions, schools and workplaces is how you actually stamp out…

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MPs join march for women’s pensions  ?>

MPs join march for women’s pensions 

Local MPs Nia Griffith, Carolyn Harris and Stephen Kinnock joined campaigners from the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) on their mission to Cardiff to present to the Secretary of State for Wales a letter calling on the UK Government to look at fairer transition arrangements for those worst affected by the fast-forwarding of changes in the state pension age for women. The way that these changes are being implemented following the 2011 Pensions Act means that women born on…

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Reminder: WASPI demo & presentation of letter to the Wales office in Cardiff Friday 16th September ?>

Reminder: WASPI demo & presentation of letter to the Wales office in Cardiff Friday 16th September

Women from Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are organising a march to deliver a letter on the issue to Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, at the Wales Office, 1 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff CF10 4DQ. Women will be meeting at 12 noon on Friday 16th September outside the front of the Senedd (the National Assembly for Wales) and marching from there round to the Wales office a couple of streets away. If you would like…

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MP calls on PM to soften women’s pension blow ?>

MP calls on PM to soften women’s pension blow

Nia Griffith MP is calling on the Prime Minister to provide better transitional arrangements for those women worst affected by the fast-forwarding of changes to the state pension age. The campaigning MP explained: ”It is right and proper that the state pension age should be equalised between men and women. However, it is clear to me, from what women have told me at the crowded meetings I have organised, that the way that the changes have been poorly communicated, and…

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MP comments on the proposed boundary chang ?>

MP comments on the proposed boundary chang

  Commenting on the proposed boundary changes,  Nia Griffith MP said, “It has been an honour to represent Llanelli since 2005 and I am very pleased that under these draft proposals the whole of the Llanelli constituency will be kept together, rather than being split up as has happened to other seats. “The Boundary Commission have done a commendable job within the very stringent criteria; their proposals create the new constituency of Llanelli and Lliw which includes the Llanelli seat…

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MP calls for fair play for young workers ?>

MP calls for fair play for young workers

Llanelli MP Nia Griffith has told the Government that the so-called “Living Wage” of £7.20 an hour, introduced by former Chancellor George Osborne earlier this year, should apply to younger workers and not just to those over 25. Speaking up in Parliament on the annual uprating of the National Minimum Wage, Nia Griffith MP explained “This year’s rise in National Minimum Wage rates is a real kick in the teeth for younger workers, widening the gap with older workers. When…

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MP praises efforts to preserve our history ?>

MP praises efforts to preserve our history

Nia Griffith MP joined members of the Pembrey Mountain Trust at their open day at the former gunnery which is situated on the road into Pembrey Airport. Members of the Trust hope to renovate this unique building where airmen were trained during the war, so that it can be opened to visitors. They hope also to include information about the military history of the area and would be pleased to hear from anyone who has information to contribute. Nia commented,…

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MP to meet BT about delivering faster broadband sooner for Llanelli ?>

MP to meet BT about delivering faster broadband sooner for Llanelli

  Nia Griffith MP has urged the UK Government to deliver faster broadband for families and businesses in Llanelli. Speaking during a debate in the House of Commons, Nia urged the UK Government to guarantee funding for superfast broadband and to change the law to make it easier for companies to offer high-speed internet access. Nia explained: “Wales currently has relatively poor levels of superfast broadband compared to the rest of the UK. I told the Minister that this was…

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