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“Lack of transparency” over South Wales Metro announcement

Welsh Conservatives have accused the Welsh Government of pushing a major transport announcement “through the back door” without proper scrutiny by Assembly Members.   It comes...

The Welsh Conservative campaign to bring about an Autism Bill for...

In a Senedd debate led by Mark Isherwood AM, Conservative Members called on the Welsh Government to give more support to the estimated 34,000...

Russia and Syria Must Face War Crimes Investigation

Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, Hywel Williams MP, has called for the perpetrators of the repeated bombing of civilians, hospitals and aid convoys should be...

Welsh Government fails to employ a single apprentice

Plaid calls on government to set a good example The Welsh Government failed to employ a single apprentice last year, despite a manifesto pledge calling...

Role for us all in tackling mental health stigma

Rhun ap Iorwerth outlines action for improving services More talking therapies and extra funding for child and adolescent mental health services are needed if we...

Confused Labour Party must come clean on Brexit

Plaid Cymru has called for clarity from the Labour Party on the future of Wales’ economic links with Europe as Labour MPs in Westminster...

Defeat of Autism Bill exposes more Lib Dem hypocrisy

Llyr Gruffydd AM said that the sole Liberal Democrat AM's decision to vote against the bill signalled a clear U-turn on her party's policy. Fewer...

Cabinet Secretary praises progress of diversity in democracy programme

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford has joined with councillors and prospective councillors to celebrate the progress of the Welsh Government’s Diversity in Democracy Programme. The...

Pressure grows on Welsh Government to improve lives of 136,000-strong autism...

Welsh Conservatives today called on the Welsh Government to give more support to the estimated 34,000 people in Wales living with autism. In a debate...

“Scrap failed £1.2m health-check scheme”, say Welsh Conservatives

A £1.2m Welsh Government scheme to deliver internet health checks to the over-50s has been condemned by Welsh Conservatives as an “abject failure” and...

Welsh Conservatives respond to Communities First phase-out announcement

Responding to the announcement made today by Carl Sargeant AM - Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, that he is “minded to phase out...

First Minister refuses to confirm M4 relief road by 2021

The First Minister has been accused of downgrading his government’s manifesto commitment to delivering an M4 relief road by 2021, after describing it as...

Number of alleged teacher-pupil relationships in Welsh schools revealed

Welsh Conservatives have uncovered the number of teachers in Wales alleged to have been involved in inappropriate relationships with pupils in the past five...

Improving the mental health and well-being of young people must be...

On Mental Health Awareness Day, Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood writes about how mental health needs to be prioritised. This article first appeared in the Western...

This isn’t just dog-whistle politics, it is politics of the gutter...

Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones has today written to Labour Party members and supporters in Wales about Tory plans on immigration announced at their...

Carwyn Connect coming to Pembrokeshire

The next Carwyn Connect event will take place in Haverfordwest this week, giving people in Pembrokeshire the opportunity to meet First Minister Carwyn Jones...

Wales Bill provides a “strong and balanced settlement”

The Wales Bill will create a “strong and balanced settlement” for Welsh devolution, according to the Welsh Conservatives.   MPs gave the Wales Bill an unopposed...

Welsh Government data reveals shocking number of exclusions from Welsh schools

Freedom of information data uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives has revealed the shocking number of exclusions from Welsh schools recorded over a three-year period. The...

Farmers’ voices must be top of the agenda in UK negotiations...

Farming industry representatives have met in Llanelwedd, Powys, for a conference on farming in Wales post-Brexit.   Hundreds attended the event, organised by the Farmers Union...

‘Don’t rush council plans’, Welsh Government warned

Welsh councils will be asked to work together to improve public services under plans to be set out by Local Government Secretary, Mark Drakeford.   Responding...

Data showing lack of GP service provision “wrong” says First Minister...

The First Minister has called data provided by the Welsh Assembly’s independent research service “wrong”, when confronted with the fact that just three in...

Scrapping the Right to Buy will undermine social mobility

Welsh Conservatives will this afternoon debate the Welsh Labour Government’s decision to scrap the Right to Buy Scheme in Wales.   The debate calls on the...

Has Andrea Leadsom got the message after Tories rally against hunting?

Could Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s failure to mention a Free Vote on the Hunting Act in her maiden Conservative Conference speech have been a last-minute decision...

Government adopts Plaid Cymru proposals to retain 22 local authorities

But plans need to integrate health and social care to create seamless service Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on Local Government reform, Plaid Cymru...

Welsh Government loses almost £1 million in Pontypridd property deals

The Welsh Government has squandered almost £1 million of taxpayers’ money after selling two properties it owned in Pontypridd. In a Freedom of Information request...

Make car parking free in Welsh towns

There should be free parking in Welsh towns in order to keep our town centres bustling, Plaid Cymru will say today (Wednesday October 5th...

New Nitrate Vulnerable Zones would place “heavy regulatory burden” on farmers

The Welsh Government yesterday announced the launch of a consultation on the Review of the Designated Areas and Action Programme to Tackle Nitrate Pollution...

Tally-No! – Poll shows majority of public view anti hunt politicians...

30 September 2016: Any attempt to repeal the Hunting Act by the Conservative party would be deeply unpopular amongst the majority of the British public,...

Plaid Cymru warns of Brexit double whammy on bTB eradication

Loss of funding and double regulation could hamper beef market Plaid Cymru has warned that Brexit could mean a double whammy for the beef and...

Brexit contradictions expose chaos at the heart of Westminster parties

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Steffan Lewis AM, has today criticised the ‘chaos at the heart of the Westminster parties’ over...

Plaid Leader urges public debate on immigration driven by ‘facts not...

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has called for a more rational and logical approach do the public debate on immigration, rather than the fearmongering...

Burns: Welsh Government’s EU panel has “too few Brexiteers”

Welsh Conservatives have criticised a new Welsh Government Brexit group as too “one-sided”.   The body has been established to provide advice to the Welsh Government...

Welsh Government minister “broke ministerial code” resulting in a loss of...

Welsh Conservative Suzy Davies AM calls for overhaul of ministerial code, which “lacks independence and transparency” A former Welsh Government Cabinet minister has been accused by...

Labour’s second home premium is a “wealth tax”

Welsh Conservatives have accused Labour of establishing a “spiteful wealth tax” on second homes, and urged the Welsh Government to instead revise its ‘Houses...

Review must prove air link can be cost-effective or it must...

Figures uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives reveal a 25.4% decline in passenger numbers on the Welsh Government’s flagship north-south air link. A Written Assembly Question...

Economist warns of danger of leaving EU without single market guarantee

Professor Peter Midmore from Aberystwyth University has informed Assembly Members about the challenges for the Welsh Government with a rural policy outside the European...

If Gaddafi rumours are true, Plaid must pay the money back...

Allegations have surfaced today that Plaid Cymru once received a £25,000 donation from former Libyan dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi.   The donation is said to have...

Labour’s Programme for Government offers “diagnosis, but no cure”

Conservative AMs will tomorrow lead a debate on the Welsh Labour Government’s ‘Programme for Government’, and will call on the First Minister to offer...

Labour’s First Minister endorses “most left-wing agenda since cold War

Labour’s First Minister has endorsed the “most left wing agenda” in British politics since the Cold War, say the Welsh Conservatives.     During an exchange...

Leanne Wood: Time for Wales to chart its own course

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has today warned that the UK faces a decade or more of decline under Tory rule in Westminster due...

New faces on Ceredigion Youth Council

New faces joined Ceredigion County Council’s Youth Council on Wednesday 20 September 2016, nearly a year on from when it was first established. The Youth...

Welsh Conservative shadow health secretary responds to RCPCH’s neonatal care report

Welsh Conservative shadow health secretary, Angela Burns AM, has made the following statement in response to the findings of The Royal College of Paediatrics...

Welsh Assembly backs Conservative calls for access to single market and...

The National Assembly for Wales voted against “full membership” of the European Single Market this week, becoming the first national institution in the UK...

Over-reliance on bailiffs to reclaim council tax “worrying”, say Welsh Conservatives

Council tax arrears are now the biggest debt problem seen in Wales, say reports today.   According to Citizens Advice in Wales, almost 6,000 people asked...

Enrolment for adult learners of Welsh dropped by nearly 3000 in...

Responding to Plaid Cymru’s calls for more funding to ensure more teachers and assistants can use Welsh in the classroom, Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for...

Historic first statement from Finance Committee on tax powers

A ‘first of its kind’ statement in the Senedd chamber today has been welcomed by Plaid Cymru.   The new style statement by the National Assembly’s...

Nathan Gill asks for a referendum on tax-raising powers in Wales

Nathan Gill, UKIP Leader in Wales and Regional Assembly Member for North Wales, used First Minister’s Questions yesterday to ask Carwyn Jones again about...

Welsh Assembly backs “Hard Brexit”

Yesterday UKIP Assembly Members backed Paul Davies’ amendment to recognise the importance of EU single market access, rather than membership, and to embrace the opportunities...

Council Tax Reduction Scheme extended

Around 300,000 households in Wales will continue be protected from council tax rises thanks to a Plaid Cymru campaign. The Welsh Government has confirmed...

‘Cock-up or conspiracy’? – Adam Price calls for investigation into Welsh...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kG6wrnHQCQ This video shows Adam Price's speech in the Senedd chamber as well as evidence of the statements he refers to Adam Price AM has called...

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