MP urges government to give go-ahead for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon ?>

MP urges government to give go-ahead for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Nia Griffith MP has written to UK Government ministers to urge them to give the go-ahead for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, following the publication of the review by former energy minister Charles Hendry into the viability of the project. Commenting on the review, Nia Griffith said, “I would like to congratulate Charles Hendry on his very thorough review into the Tidal Lagoon project, and I am urging to Government to take heed of his conclusions. This means not only…

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Nia gives interview to the Mirror

Nia has given her first interview to a national newspaper since being appointed as Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary. In her interview with the Mirror, Nia discussed defence spending, the Trident defence system and her plans to visit UK troops stationed in Cyprus. Nia told the Mirror: “When Labour was in government we consistently spent well above the 2% [NATO defence spending] commitment. But since 2010, the Tories have hammered the defence budget with major cuts. “The Government are very busy pretending…

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Seeking improvements at Minafon Surgery Kidwelly

Following their latest meeting with the Health Board at Minafon surgery on 22nd December,  Nia Griffith MP and Councillors Ryan Thomas, Mike Thomas and Philip Thompson said: “We are pleased that we have been able to work with the Health Board to make progress and we will continue to work to ensure our community gets the best possible local health care. Here are some of the issues we pursued at this meeting: 1: Recruitment: The Surgery has been able to…

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Cautious welcome on TATA announcement

Commenting on the news that TATA will stay in the UK, Nia Griffith MP said, “After months of uncertainty and anxiety, it is welcome news to hear that TATA will be remaining in the UK and investing in Port Talbot, thus helping to secure jobs not only in Port Talbot but also at Trostre, Llanwern and Shotton. But it is coming at a price with workers taking a hit to their pensions. Now, more than ever, we need the UK…

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Shop in our town centre this Christmas

Local MP Nia Griffith is calling on Christmas shoppers to come and support Llanelli town centre, as part of the nationwide initiative “Small Business Saturday”, which this year took place on Saturday 3rd December. This campaign is about encouraging everyone in the UK to support small businesses, both on the day and beyond. Nia Griffith MP said, “None of us can be complacent about the immense challenge facing small, independent businesses, and in particular those in our town centre. That is…

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Consultation open until 8 pm tonight  in the Diplomat on the County’s plans to site new school building for Dewi Sant School on Llanerch fields. ?>

Consultation open until 8 pm tonight  in the Diplomat on the County’s plans to site new school building for Dewi Sant School on Llanerch fields.

Dewi Sant School needs new buildings in the same way as the County has already drawn down money from the Labour Welsh Government for the many other school buildings across the County. But the Plaid and Independent Councillors who make up the County’s decision-making executive board should heed the public outcry at the proposals to put the new school building on Llanerch fields, and should insist that officers go back and take another look at the other 8 possible sites…

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Pupils’ Christmas Card designs go on display at Llanelly House ?>

Pupils’ Christmas Card designs go on display at Llanelly House

Local school children are bringing Christmas to life this year by designing the cards to be sent out by the area’s MP and AM. Lee Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP have been very impressed by the entries for their Christmas card competition sent in by hundreds of pupils from across the Llanelli Constituency. The AM and MP would like to thank Parker Plant Hire for sponsoring the competition this year and Fay Hampson for help with organising and displaying…

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Nia thanks posties

Nia Griffith MP visited Llanelli Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. The Llanelli MP was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Anthony Pridmore, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the localarea over the Christmas period. The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop…

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MP calls for tougher penalties for attacking shopworkers 

Nia Griffith MP is backing Usdaw’s Freedom from Fear campaign to highlight the problem of abuse and violence against shopworkers. The local MP joined Usdaw members at Tesco’s in Trostre this week to ask members of the public to “keep their cool” at Christmas and to sign a petition calling for tougher action against those who are abusive and violent to shopworkers. Commenting on the campaign, Nia Griffith said: “Whilst the overwhelming majority of customers respect shopworkers and don’t take…

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 Pembrey School pupils visit parliament ?>

 Pembrey School pupils visit parliament

Pupils from Pembrey School have recently visited Parliament. During their visit, they enjoyed a full tour of the Houses of Parliament, and were able to go into the House of Commons and see where the MPs sit and where the Prime Minster and the Leader of the Opposition stand at Prime Minister’s questions, as well as where MPs vote. They saw some TV interviewing going on in Central Lobby and several pupils hoped they might star in the background as…

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