YOUR AM WRITES: Gwyn Price, AM for Islwyn

4:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

OVER the next month or so you will all hear more and more about the European Union.

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

It seems the political silly season has started earlier than usual this year with the re-emergence of old calls to rebrand the Assembly as the Welsh Parliament - and we wonder why the public are disillusioned with politics!

YOUR AM WRITES: Lynne Neagle, AM for Torfaen

South Wales Argus: SubmuttedLYNNE NEAGLE (1290467)

4:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AWAY from the cut and thrust of party politics and set piece debates, in the Assembly it’s often at committee level where you really get to drill down into the detail of some really important and often very topical issues.

YOUR AM WRITES: Rosemary Butler AM for Newport West

4:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE Welsh Government is making good progress with the Welsh economy, with the unemployment rate dropping and staying below the UK average.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

4:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

DURING a debate in the Senedd last week I talked about the importance of employers in the public sector being encouraged by the Welsh Government to offer people with disability more job opportunities.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Jocelyn Davies

4:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

I have been seriously worried about the use of exploitative zero-hours contracts for domiciliary care workers who care for elderly and vulnerable people for sometime.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: MP Paul Murphy (2995836)

4:04pm Monday 24th March 2014

The Welsh Day Debate, held on or around St. David's Day, is a chance for Welsh MPs to raise issues important to our constituencies on the floor of the House of Commons. The debate is often far removed from the noise and bluster of Prime Ministers Questions, which increasingly frustrates me as much as I think it does my constituents.

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

4:53pm Monday 17th March 2014

As we mark 100 years since the First World War, communities across Islwyn will come together to remember all of those that lost their lives in this terrible conflict.

YOUR AM WRITES: Islwyn AM Gwyn Price

South Wales Argus: Islwyn AM Gwyn Price in his Assembly office in Cardiff (4135097)

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

EVERY so often I am invited to attend events that really pull on the heart strings.

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:02pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

“A week is a long time in politics” a former Prime Minister once famously told the waiting media. I certainly agree.

YOUR AM WRITES: Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle

South Wales Argus: (4412398)

4:03pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Having used this column previously to highlight some of the important issues around dementia diagnosis rates, as well as the really fantastic work the Alzheimer’s Society do across the country to support those affected, I was really pleased to be invited to the launch of their new Dementia Friends scheme at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff recently.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

2:54pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

MANY of Newport’s Post Offices are going through a modernisation process, and I would encourage constituents to take part in a consultation to move the Bridge Street Post Office to a new branch located in Sovereign Arcade, Kingsway Centre.

YOUR AM WRITES: William Graham, South Wales East AM

12:41pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

THE IMPACT OF THE NHS SOUTH WALES PROGRAMME IN OUR REGION

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

4:03pm Thursday 20th February 2014

DURING debates at the Senedd on the Welsh Government’s new Social Services and Wellbeing bill, I was delighted that the Deputy Minister accepted my key amendment on advocacy services.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Jocelyn Davies

South Wales Argus: SHUTTLE SERVICE: Jocelyn Davies

4:04pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

READERS may know that I have raised the issue of illegal money lending and the growing problem of pay-day lenders.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Mohammad Asghar

South Wales Argus: (3964853)

4:15pm Thursday 13th February 2014

RUGBY Union enjoys a unique place in the culture and in the economy of Wales.

YOUR AM WRITES: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies

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4:03pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

THERE are a number of businesses in my constituency doing so much in the community, it’s time to recognise their achievements.

YOUR AM WRITES: Gwyn Price AM for Islwyn

4:02pm Thursday 6th February 2014

I hope you all had a good Christmas and are all enjoying the start of 2014.

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:34pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

So the Williams Commission Report on local governance is finally public and has, as suspected, recommended halving the number of local authorities in Wales with a merger of Newport and Monmouthshire on the cards.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

South Wales Argus: MADE A DAME: Newport West AM and presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales Rosemary Butler

4:44pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Many took to the streets of Newport a few weeks ago to see the demolition of the Capitol car park.

YOUR AM WRITES: John Griffiths AM for Newport East

South Wales Argus: (3587045)

4:09pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

Newport has gone through difficult times in recent years, but there are many reasons to look forward in 2014.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM William Graham

4:04pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

M4 – A vulnerable Motorway

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM, Lindsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

4:03pm Thursday 16th January 2014

PLAID Cymru has put forward proposals to recruit 1,000 extra doctors because the Welsh NHS is facing a staffing crisis.

YOUR AM WRITES: Mohammad Asghar, AM for South Wales East

4:03pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

It is that time of year when many people are counting the cost of post-Christmas celebrations. After the festivities die down, many people are faced with larger than normal bills and debts that add increased pressure to already tight budgets.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Jocelyn Davies

4:03pm Thursday 9th January 2014

CHRISTMAS is always a time when we think of family and loved ones. For many families though, the recent festive period would have been particularly sad with in absence of a loved one.

YOUR AM WRITES: Gwyn Price, AM for Islwyn

4:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

IT IS always nice to look back on another busy year. As you can imagine I am invited to numerous events in the course of a year, I would like to share with you some of my favourites from this year and give you a flavour of what life is like for a constituency AM.

YOUR AM WRITES: Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle

South Wales Argus: SubmuttedLYNNE NEAGLE (1290467)

4:03pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

WITH the festive season in full swing, it’s very worrying to think that many young people will be experimenting with so called ‘legal highs’ for the first time this Christmas.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

4:02pm Thursday 19th December 2013

I was pleased to lend my support to Newport Transport’s ‘Driving Away Hunger’ food drive appeal earlier this month.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

3:59pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

SMALL businesses are the lifeblood of the Welsh economy. It’s estimated that small and medium enterprises make up about 99% of businesses in Wales, and employ around 1 million people. 95% of businesses are ‘micro-businesses’, employing less than 9 people.

YOU AM WRITES: South Wales East AM William Graham

4:02pm Thursday 12th December 2013

M4 RELIEF ROAD

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

4:03pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

I raised the Living Wage issue with the First Minister at the Senedd last week.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM, Jocelyn Davies

4:03pm Thursday 5th December 2013

It is with great disappointment that the latest international educational rankings – known as the PISA test – show that Wales has slipped further behind in terms of standards of reading, mathematics and science. The PISA tests compare the performance of the world’s fifteen year-olds in these important fields.

YOUR AM WRITES: Mohammad Asghar, Conservative AM for South East Wales

4:02pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

It’s not often that I’m lost for words in my role as an Assembly Member; however this month would prove to be an exception to that rule.

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies, MP for Monmouth

South Wales Argus: Monmouth MP says ministers "too generous" over housing benefits

5:43pm Monday 2nd December 2013

Residents in Monmouthshire are facing severe cuts to Council services as a result of a £9million cut in funding from the Welsh Assembly.

YOUR AM WRITES: Alun Davies, Blaenau Gwent AM

South Wales Argus: SPEAKING OUT: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies says better a service to Cardiff would help the area

9:55pm Thursday 28th November 2013

 IT may have been freezing cold in Ebbw Vale over the weekend but that didn’t stop thousands of people turning out to Festival Shopping for the Christmas-themed Valleys FaCE festival.

Your AM Writes: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:25pm Thursday 21st November 2013

This month I joined local Monmouthshire Cllr Val Smith and construction workers at a “cutting the turf” ceremony for the new vistor and watersports centre being built at at Llandegfedd Reservoir near the village of Coed y Paen in my constituency.

Your AM Writes: Lynne Neagle, AM for Torfaen

South Wales Argus: SubmuttedLYNNE NEAGLE (1290467)

4:02pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

I was keen to use this month’s column to highlight the Torfaen Young Carers ‘Christmas Fayre’, taking place at the Cwmbran Stadium on the 8th December, between 11am and 4pm.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

4:01pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Newport’s skyline is changing - and for the better. Walk or drive into town and you will see many cranes helping new buildings to rise, and older buildings being refurbished.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM John Griffiths

South Wales Argus: John Griffiths

4:01pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

This time of year is one of remembrance. Sunday was of course Remembrance Sunday, a moving and important occasion across the country.

Your AM: William Graham

South Wales Argus: Your AM: William Graham

10:27am Thursday 7th November 2013

2014 NATO Conference:

YOUR AM WRITES: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:02pm Thursday 17th October 2013

THE recent surprise discovery of nine previously “lost” vintage Dr Who episodes in a Nigerian TV station has certainly created a wave of excitement among fans of the long running and now BBC Wales produced television series.

YOUR AM WRITES: Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle

South Wales Argus: SubmuttedLYNNE NEAGLE (1290467)

4:20pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

IT was great to be able to show my support for local firefighters last week as they spoke to shoppers in Cwmbran about their campaign to save the second engine at Cwmbran fire station, which is currently under threat as part of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Fire Cover Review’ consultation.

YOUR AM WRITES: Newport East AM, John Griffiths

South Wales Argus: John Griffiths

4:01pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

IN the political calendar, September is party conference season. The media cover Party Conferences pretty thoroughly, with the most attention normally being put on each party leader’s speeches.

YOUR AM WRITES: South Wales East AM, William Graham

South Wales Argus: (1307731)

4:17pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

DECRIMINALISING Class A drugs - I am not convinced that decriminalising Class A drugs is a panacea for tackling society’s drug problem; but I am prepared to give time to consider all the evidence.

Your AM Writes: South Wales East AM LIndsay Whittle

South Wales Argus: SubmittedLindsay Whittle (889033)

4:02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

Proposals which could lead to the building of a new motorway south of Newport were put out to consultation by the Welsh Government last week.

YOUR AM WRITES:South Wales East AM Mohammad Asghar

South Wales Argus: (1203422)

4:02pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

Newport Convention Centre

YOUR AM WRITES: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies

South Wales Argus: SPEAKING OUT: Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies says better a service to Cardiff would help the area

4:02pm Thursday 19th September 2013

THERE are so many clubs and organisations in Blaenau Gwent really making a difference in our communities and so its great to see them getting the help they deserve thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.

YOUR AM WRITES: Gwyn Price, Islwyn AM

South Wales Argus: ISLWYN: Gwyn Price (Labour)

4:01pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

It has been another busy summer in Islwyn. With some fantastic community events taking place highlights for me were the Blackwood carnival and the celebrations of 100 years of Markham village.

YOUR AM WRITES: Nick Ramsay, AM for Monmouth

South Wales Argus: CONCERN: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay

4:02pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Albert Einstein once famously said “If all the Bees were gone, humans would be gone within 4 years.”

Your AM Writes: Torfaen AM Lynne Neagle

4:51pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

Last month I visited the Pontymoile Basin in Pontypool, where I met with representatives of Glandwr Cymru - the Canal and River Trust in Wales - to talk about the work they’re been doing to support the maintain and restore Wales’ fantastic canal network.






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