ARGUS ARCHIVE: 25 years ago - Kinnock leads fight for Oakdale pit
Updated 2:07pm Tuesday 27th May 2014 in News
LABOUR leader and Islwyn MP Neil Kinnock was personally leading a campaign to secure the future of Gwent’s sole remaining pit, Oakdale, in his constituency.
Newport West MP, Paul Flynn called for a change in the 999 emergency call system, he wanted calls to be dealt with locally as they had been previously.
An overwhelming majority of mums to be were defying a Gwent health chief’s plea and opting to have their babies at County Hospital, Griffithstown.
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