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Nia with Swansea MPs Geraint Davies and Sian James delivering the 100,000 signature petition to the Department for Transport.

Nia Griffith MP recently met members of the Save Swansea Coastguard Campaign who had travelled up to Westminster to deliver the 100,000 signature petition and lobby MPs. After sailing along the Thames past the Houses of Parliament to draw attention to the cause, the campaigners came in to meet MPs and discuss how best to influence the Minister before he announces his decision on the future of Swansea Coastguard in early October. Later that evening Nia joined Martin Caton MP for Gower and other local MPs to make the case for keeping Swansea Coastguard, in a debate called precisely for that purpose, but the Minister’s response was disappointing. The MPs then obtained an appointment to deliver the petition to the Minister’s office at the Department for Transport.

If you have not already done so, please help by responding to the consultation which can be accessed via www.saveswanseacoastguard.co.uk by 6th October.