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Next WASPI Campaign Meeting

The meeting will be at 6pm on Friday 22nd July at Glenalla Civic Hall, Glenalla Road, Llanelli, SA15 1EG. (Women Against State Pension Inequality)

Nia calls for end to uncertainty over future of Welsh steel industry ?>

Nia calls for end to uncertainty over future of Welsh steel industry

Nia Griffith MP has called on the UK Government to act to save the Welsh steel industry and to end the uncertainty caused by Britain’s exit from the EU. Speaking during a debate in the House of Commons, Nia said it was time for the UK Government to stop blaming the EU and to take the much needed action to ensure that Welsh steel-making has a future. Nia said, “We need clarity on the timetable and the process for Brexit, we…

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Bryngwyn pupils rewarded for languages initiative

Congratulations to pupils at Bryngwyn School who have been rewarded for their efforts to promote the learning of foreign languages as part of the Routes into Languages Cymru initiative. During the programme, under the inspiring direction from their Head of Languages Ms Tonia Antoniazzi, they have learned how to be language ambassadors with activities which have included making a video. Their treat involved a trip to London which included a visit to Europe House and the Houses of Parliament where…

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Women’s Pension Campaign

Women concerned about losing out because of changes to their pension arrangements have recently attended meetings in Burry Port, Tumble and Llanelli organised by Nia Griffith MP. There will be another such meeting at 6 pm on Friday 22nd July in the Glenalla Hall, Glenalla Road, Llanelli for any women who have not been able to attend previously or who want to bring along friends, get an update, return petitions or discuss future plans over a cup of coffee. Update from…

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Pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Parc y Tywyn visit Westminster

Pupils and staff from Ysgol Gymraeg Parc y Tywyn in Burry Port visited the Houses of Parliament in Westminster this week, together with their “tour guide” Mr Emyr Phillips who is known to many  in Burry Port for his former travel agency business. Whilst there, they met Nia Griffith MP and Lord Leslie Griffiths of Burry Port. Nia took the visitors around parliament, showing them where the Queen arrives for the state opening of Parliament, as well as the Chamber…

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Privilege to support Hospital Tea

What a privilege it was to join the dedicated League of Friends of Prince Philip Hospital for their annual strawberry tea. Their tireless work fundraising for Prince Philip Hospital has enabled consultants to have access to state of the art equipment, and all this helps to attract high quality staff and build up departments – this is vital not only to provide the best for the residents of Llanelli, but also to strengthen the case to the Hywel Dda University…

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Demanding clarity on the Apprenticeship Levy

Nia Griffith MP has been demanding clarity from the UK Government on how the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy will work. Nia explained; “ Firms operating in Wales will have to pay the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, which will go into the UK Treasury. It is vital that we see that money come back to Wales to provide apprenticeships here. I know that employers in Wales, Welsh colleges which run apprenticeship courses and Ministers in Welsh Government are all concerned that…

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Llanelli shoppers praised for generosity 

Last Friday Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM joined Llanelli Rotary members at the town’s Tesco store to help collect food for disadvantaged local families. Their efforts were part of Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection for the Trussell Trust, a charity  which provides a three day emergency meal package, to help people who are unable to put food on the table for their families for a range of reasons. Nia Griffith MP said, “Many thanks to shoppers in Llanelli who…

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What next after the referendum?

On 23rd June a majority of people in Llanelli, in common with a majority in Wales and England, voted to leave the EU. We must respect this democratic decision. As a Welsh MP, my immediate priority for Wales is to ensure that the way Wales receives funding from the UK Government is reformed, and that all the money that we currently receive from EU funding is instead allocated directly to us by the UK Government. The EU uses a clear…

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Nia responds to Wales Bill

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Welsh Secretary, responding to the publication of the Wales Bill, said: “Labour welcomes the publication of the Wales Bill and we look forward to scrutinising it in detail. As the party that set up the Assembly we want to see our devolution settlement strengthened with more powers being devolved from Westminster to Wales. “Earlier this year I made clear that Labour would not support a bill that took powers away from Wales and made it…

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