More Nurses needed

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette

Like the UK Parliament, the Welsh Assembly has a system whereby backbench members can bring forward their own legislation.

I took advantage of that, when I steered the first private members bill into law last year on the subject of Park Homes.

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The need for the regeneration of Porthcawl

This is an article for Seaside News

Recently I met representatives of Porthcawl First to discuss the latest developments regarding Bridgend Council's regeneration plans for Porthcawl.

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More Nurses needed

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

 

Like the UK Parliament, the Welsh Assembly has a system whereby backbench members can bring forward their own legislation.

 

I took advantage of that, when I steered the first private members bill into law last year on the subject of Park Homes.

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A Welsh Approach to housing

This is an article for the IWA Click on Wales website

The Welsh Government's housing bill is a substantive document that actually amounts to just one part of their planned legislation in this field. The intention to modernise the licensing system for residential mobile home sites has already been dealt with through my government-backed private members Act, whilst a further bill on tenure reform is due in the next 12 months or so.

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The need for the regeneration of Porthcawl

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette

Two weeks ago I met representatives of Porthcawl First to discuss the latest developments regarding Bridgend Council's regeneration plans for Porthcawl.

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Paper is still important

This is an article for Seaside News

I recently met with Keep Me Posted campaign, a group dedicated to stamping out the prices people are paying to keep their paper bills, as more and more companies try to deal with their customers online.

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An investment in health

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

Part of my job as a Regional Assembly Member is to scrutinise the way that the Welsh Government funds and delivers services.

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Welsh Government housing bill takes the popularist route

This is an article for Welsh Housing Quarterly

The new Welsh Housing Bill is a substantial document that contains many welcome provisions. The reform of the housing revenue account subsidy will release more money for investment, however, there are a number of issues which need further thought.

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Bridgend schools to get £3.7m extra

This is an article for Seaside News

Last month the Welsh Assembly voted through its final budget for public services in Wales for the 2014-15 financial year. At £15 billion or so that is a substantial amount of money, the vast majority of which will be going to health and, through local councils to education and social services.

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Paper is still important

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette

Though we've had quite a mild winter so far, I know from experience that sooner or later we'll be turning the heating up to combat the cold - if we can afford it! - and wondering about the accompanying bills.

 

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